hazard

(redirected from hazarding)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hazard

noun casus, cause for alarm, chance, danger, dangerous course, dangerous situation, endangerment, fors, gamble, imperilment, insecurity, jeopardy, liability to injury, menace, periculum, peril, pitfall, precariousness, risk, source of risk, threat, uncertainty, unsafe object, unsureness
Associated concepts: dangerous hazard, extreme hazard, hazardous business, hazardous condition, hazardous emmloyment, hazardous undertaking, inherent hazard, latent hazard, moral hazard, patent hazard, private hazard, public hazard, undue hazard
See also: accident, bet, chance, compromise, danger, endanger, expose, jeopardy, menace, parlay, peril, pitfall, risk, speculate, speculation, threat, venture
References in classic literature ?
While she prayed that she might become the humble instrument of bringing him into the flock of the faithful, she petitioned for forgiveness, on her own behalf, if presumption or indifference to the counsel of the church had caused her to set too high a value on her influence, and led her into the dangerous error of hazarding her own soul by espousing a heretic.
He took many occasions to express his sense of my tenderness and concern for him; and when he grew quite well, he made me a present of fifty guineas for my care and, as he called it, for hazarding my life to save his.
You are not acquainted, then,' said Arthur, hazarding a random question, 'with any of her family?