hazard hazard  /ˈhæ zərd/


  1. (n) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
  2. (n) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
  3. (n) an obstacle on a golf course
  4. (v) put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
  5. (v) put at risk
  6. (v) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

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  1. In the wake of the spinach scare, even the friendliest food can seem like a biological hazard, and scrubbing alone won't necessarily wipe out pesticides or bacteria.
  2. Whether routine, like a tonsillectomy, or major, like a kidney transplant, surgery always poses a hazard for the patient.
  3. The deathsas well as more than 600 illnesses linked in Japan to Chinese diet pillshave alerted health authorities to a hazard they have been almost powerless to stop.


  1. Stride Rite recalls sandals that may pose a choking hazard

    A recall was issued for girls sandals that may pose a choking hazard.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNYCentral.com

  2. RIEMA calls for input on hazard mitigation plan

    The R.I. Emergency Management Agency is calling for public input on the state's Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is scheduled to be updated next spring.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Providence Business News

  3. Toxic hazard in local area is cleaned up by state

    A toxic hazard in the local area has been successfully cleaned up, according to California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC).
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fontana Herald News

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  1. WASHINGTON: The nation's food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and overdue for an overhaul, President Barack Obama said Saturday as he filled the top job at the Food and Drug Administration.
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The debate is over," Surgeon General Richard Carmona said in issuing the report Tuesday. "The science is clear. Secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance but a serious health hazard."
    on Jun 28, 2006 By: Dr Richard Carmona Source: USA Today

  3. "Some particularly thorny issues are raised by the existence of financial institutions that may be perceived as 'too big to fail,' and the moral hazard issues that may arise when governments intervene in a financial crisis," Bernanke said.
    on Aug 22, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

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