hazard Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hazard" in British English

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hazardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhæz.əd/  us   /-ɚd/
C1 something that is ​dangerous and ​likely to ​causedamage: a ​health/​fire hazard The ​busytrafficentrance was a hazard topedestrians.

hazardverb [T]

uk   /ˈhæz.əd/  us   /-ɚd/
to ​risk doing something, ​especially making a ​guess, ​suggestion, etc.: I wouldn't like to hazard a guess. formal to ​risk doing something that might ​causeharm to someone or something ​else: The ​policy hazarded the ​islands and put the ​lives of the ​inhabitants at ​risk.
(Definition of hazard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hazard" in American English

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hazardnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhæz·ərd/

hazard noun [C] (DANGER)

something ​dangerous and ​likely to ​causedamage: a ​health/​fire hazard
hazardous
adjective  us   /ˈhæz·ər·dəs/
a hazardous ​road

hazardverb [T]

 us   /ˈhæz·ərd/

hazard verb [T] (RISK)

to ​risk making a ​guess or ​suggestion: She wouldn’t hazard a ​guess about the ​meaning of the word.
(Definition of hazard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hazard" in Business English

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hazardnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhæzəd/
something that is dangerous and likely to cause a problem or ​damage: an environmental/​health/​fire hazard When it comes to ​investments, ​researchshows that women are more likely to ​weigh up potential hazards than their ​malecounterparts.
(Definition of hazard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hazard”
in Korean 위험…
in Arabic مُخاطَرة…
in Malaysian bahaya…
in French danger…
in Russian риск, источник опасности…
in Chinese (Traditional) 危險物,危害物…
in Italian azzardo, rischio, pericolo…
in Turkish tehlike, risk…
in Polish zagrożenie…
in Spanish riesgo, peligro…
in Vietnamese mối nguy hiểm, sự độc hại…
in Portuguese perigo, risco…
in Thai ความอันตราย…
in German das Wagnis…
in Catalan perill, risc…
in Japanese 危険…
in Chinese (Simplified) 危险物,危害物…
in Indonesian bahaya…
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