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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Hazard


HAZ'ARD, noun [Latin 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, verb transitive 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, verb intransitive To try the chance; to adventure; to run the risk or danger.

Pause a day or two, before you hazard--