• WordNet 3.6
    • adj hazardous involving risk or danger "skydiving is a hazardous sport","extremely risky going out in the tide and fog","a wild financial scheme"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "dous":tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
    • a Hazardous Exposed to hazard; dangerous; risky. "To enterprise so hazardous and high!"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The General Lee cars used in the popular show The Dukes of Hazards were 1969 Dodge Chargers
    • hazardous Full of or exposing to hazard or peril, or danger of loss or evil; dangerous; risky.
    • hazardous Reckless; daring; inclined to run risks.
    • hazardous Synonyms Perilous, unsafe, precarious, uncertain, bold, daring.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, an American home has 3-10 gallons of hazardous materials
    • adj Hazardous dangerous: perilous: uncertain
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them.”
  • Robert Penn Warren
    Robert Penn Warren
    “For what is a poem, but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding. It is the deepest part of autobiography.”
  • Plutarch
    “Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.”
  • Hannah Arendt
    “Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.”
  • John R. Stott
    John R. Stott
    “The Christian's chief occupational hazards are depression and discouragement.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. hasardeux,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. hasard; prob. through the Sp. from Arab. al zār, the die; but Littré favours William of Tyre's derivation from Hasart, a castle in Syria, where the game was discovered during the Crusades.


In literature:

On what hazards turns our fate!
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Search all her books, and however you might revolt from her doctrine, you could not find a hazardous expression.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Is the Lady Iduna prepared for all this endurance, and all this hazard?
"The Rise of Iskander" by Benjamin Disraeli
It would be equally hazardous to try and stop the train.
"Jack North's Treasure Hunt" by Roy Rockwood
Thou wouldst not have me go unrequited for all this hazard and toil.
"Zenobia" by William Ware
Of all the hazardous ventures in which the detective had been engaged, this was certainly not the least hazardous.
"Henry Dunbar" by M. E. Braddon
The two brothers played together upon the same hazard.
"Casanova's Homecoming" by Arthur Schnitzler
I know what you hazard: how much I must owe you!
"Night and Morning, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I am willing to hazard the experiment of that knowledge.
"Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I understood you to say that the door is locked, and if I might hazard a guess, you have the key, as also you happen to have a dagger.
"Fair Margaret" by H. Rider Haggard

In poetry:

But neither can such things themselves endure
Without the hazard of a Change one hour,
Nor such as trust in them can they secure
From dismal dayes, or Deaths prevailing pow'r.
"Vanity of Vanities" by Michael Wigglesworth
And at last, after terrible hazard,
After many a peril and strife,
He found that the vengeful old wizard,
Who had made the attempt on his life,
Had stolen lamp, princess and wife.
"Aladdin" by Clara Doty Bates
Widen your harbours, your docks and your quays,
Hazard your wares on the seven wide seas,
Run out your railways and hew out your coal,
For only by trade can a country keep whole.
"Merchandise" by J Milton Hayes
(Retiring back a while, sufficed at what they are, but never
I harbor, for good or bad—I permit to speak, at every hazard,
Nature now without check, with original energy.
"Starting From Paumanok" by Walt Whitman
In youth, by hazard, I killed an old man.
In age I maimed a little child.
Dead leaves under foot reproach not:
But the lop-sided cherry-branch—whenever the sun rises,
How black a shadow!
"Arterial" by Rudyard Kipling
Bent knee, and forehead bare;
That moment was for prayer!
Then swords flash out, and--Monmouth!--is the cry:
The crumbling cliff o'erpast,
The hazard-die is cast,
'Tis James 'gainst James in arms! Soho! and Liberty!
"The Ballad Of King Monmouth" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

Thanksgiving Day brings some major fire hazards.
The successor to the AG-DVX100A and AG-DVX100, the camcorder is among the first professional camcorders to be RoHS-compliant, ie a product that is virtually free of lead, arsenic and other hazardous substances.
Take note of posts and hazards, the hookups, where the wheels should go, and where the door(s) will open.
The idea of the canary was that if there was a low oxygen level or hazardous gas present, the canary would show signs of distress before the miners did.
NASA's Morpheus lander prototype and the new hazard field at Kennedy Space Center in Florida are seen in this view.
CAT Honk and Rumble Wheel by Toystate.com: noise hazard.
Health department describes a 'hazardous and unsanitary' Chieftain .
When headlights are dull and cloudy , they can prove to be a safety hazard on the road.
Club Car is recalling 600 Precedent golf cars, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday, because a fuel tank seam can separate and allow fuel to leak, causing a fire hazard.
A dump truck is used to move dirt from a mountaintop removal coal mine near Hazard, Ky.
GE Coffeemaker model 169-164 fire hazard by reportgecoffeemaker.
From an engineering point of view, any device designed to improve safety should never become a hazard in and of itself.
The hazards of CFL bulbs.
Today, it sits vacant and poses a potential environmental hazard.
It's a no-drama player that hits straight down the middle, avoids the hazards and posts consistent scores.

In science:

Governments in Europe have already passed a variety of directives like the RoHS directive and laws which permit the use of hazardous raw materials, making the recycling of used electronics less harmful for the environment.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
As we will discuss, a particular underlying random measure in this case is the beta process, originally studied by Hjort [1990] as a model of random hazard functions in survival analysis, but adapted by Thibaux and Jordan [2007] for applications in featural modeling.
Clusters and features from combinatorial stochastic processes
This problem has applications in anomaly detections, for example, quickest detections of potential hazards or changes , .
Compressed Hypothesis Testing: to Mix or Not to Mix?
We will see in Section 2.4.2 that ¯HN in (1.78) is the expected hazard for two partition elements in the spatial Λ-coalescent with block coalescence to coalesce.
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes
Therefore, all we have to show is that the hazard function for the time to coalesce is HN , and then show that limN →∞ HN = ∞ a.s. if and only if limN →∞ ¯HN = ∞.
Renormalisation of hierarchically interacting Cannings processes