HAZ'ARD, n. [L. casus, a fall, and ard, the common termination.]1. Chance; accident; casualty; a fortuitous event; that which falls or comes suddenly or unexpectedly, the cause of which is unknown, or whose operation is unforeseen or unexpected. I will stand the hazard of the die.2. Danger; peril; risk. He encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life. Men are led on from one stage of life to another, in a condition of the utmost hazard.3. A game at dice.
To run the hazard, to risk; to take the chance; to do or neglect to do something, when the consequences are not foreseen, and not within the powers of calculation.
HAZ'ARD, v.t. To expose to chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk; as, to hazard life to save a friend; to hazard an estate on the throw of a dice; to hazard salvation for temporal pleasure. Men hazard nothing by a course of evangelical obedience.1. To venture to incur, or bring on; as, to hazard the loss or reputation.
HAZ'ARD, v.i. To try the chance; to adventure; to run the risk or danger. Pause a day or two, before you hazard--