Meaning of “hazard” in the English Dictionary

(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 cause damage:

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 /ˈhæzəd/ us

something that is dangerous and likely to cause a problem or damage:

When it comes to investments, research shows that women are more likely to weigh up potential hazards than their male counterparts.

(Definition of “hazard” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)