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Hazard vs. Accident

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Hazardnoun

(historical) A game of chance played with dice, usually for monetary stakes; popular mainly from 14th c. to 19th c.

Accidentnoun

An unexpected event with negative consequences occurring without the intention of the one suffering the consequences.

‘to die by an accident’;

Hazardnoun

Chance.

Accidentnoun

Especially, a collision or similar unintended event that causes damage or death.

‘There was a huge accident on I5 involving 15 automobiles.’; ‘My insurance went up after the second accident in three months.’;

Hazardnoun

The chance of suffering harm; danger, peril, risk of loss.

‘He encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.’;

Accidentnoun

Any chance event.

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Hazardnoun

An obstacle or other feature which causes risk or danger; originally in sports, and now applied more generally.

‘The video game involves guiding a character on a skateboard past all kinds of hazards.’;

Accidentnoun

(uncountable) Chance.

Hazardnoun

(in driving a vehicle) An obstacle or other feature that presents a risk or danger that justifies the driver in taking action to avoid it.

Accidentnoun

Any property, fact, or relation that is the result of chance or is nonessential.

‘Beauty is an accident.’;

Hazardnoun

(golf) A sand or water obstacle on a golf course.

Accidentnoun

(euphemistic) An instance of incontinence.

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Hazardnoun

(billiards) The act of potting a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).

Accidentnoun

(euphemistic) An unintended pregnancy.

Hazardnoun

(obsolete) Anything that is hazarded or risked, such as a stake in gambling.

Accidentnoun

A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.

Hazardnoun

(tennis) The side of the court into which the ball is served.

Accidentnoun

(grammar) A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, such as gender, number, or case.

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Hazardnoun

(programming) A problem with the instruction pipeline in CPU microarchitectures when the next instruction cannot execute in the following clock cycle, potentially leading to incorrect results.

Accidentnoun

(geology) An irregular surface feature with no apparent cause.

Hazardverb

To expose to chance; to take a risk.

Accidentnoun

(heraldry) A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.

Hazardverb

To risk (something); to venture, to incur, or bring on.

‘I'll hazard a guess.’;

Accidentnoun

(legal) casus; such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation.

Hazardnoun

A game of chance played with dice.

Accidentnoun

Appearance, manifestation.

Hazardnoun

The uncertain result of throwing a die; hence, a fortuitous event; chance; accident; casualty.

‘I will stand the hazard of the die.’;

Accidentnoun

Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident.

‘Of moving accidents by flood and field.’; ‘Thou cam'st not to thy place by accident:It is the very place God meant for thee.’;

Hazardnoun

Risk; danger; peril; as, 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.’;

Accidentnoun

A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.

Hazardnoun

Holing a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard) or the player's ball (losing hazard).

Accidentnoun

A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.

Hazardnoun

Anything that is hazarded or risked, as the stakes in gaming.

Accidentnoun

A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute.

Hazardnoun

Any place into which the ball may not be safely played, such as bunkers, furze, water, sand, or other kind of bad ground.

Accidentnoun

Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident.

‘This accident, as I call it, of Athens being situated some miles from the sea.’;

Hazardverb

To expose to the operation of chance; to put in danger of loss or injury; to venture; to risk.

‘Men hazard nothing by a course of evangelical obedience.’; ‘He hazards his neck to the halter.’;

Accidentnoun

Unusual appearance or effect.

Hazardverb

To venture to incur, or bring on.

‘I hazarded the loss of whom I loved.’; ‘They hazard to cut their feet.’;

Accidentnoun

a mishap; especially one causing injury or death

Hazardverb

To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.

Accidentnoun

anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause

Hazardnoun

a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune;

‘drinking alcohol is a health hazard’;

Accidentnoun

an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury

‘if you are unable to work owing to accident or sickness’; ‘he had an accident at the factory’;

Hazardnoun

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another;

‘bad luck caused his downfall’; ‘we ran into each other by pure chance’;

Accidentnoun

a crash involving road or other vehicles

‘four people were killed in a road accident’;

Hazardnoun

an obstacle on a golf course

Accidentnoun

an incidence of incontinence by a child or animal

‘he had a little accident, but I washed his shorts out’;

Hazardverb

put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation;

‘I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again’; ‘I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong’;

Accidentnoun

an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause

‘the pregnancy was an accident’; ‘it is no accident that Manchester has produced more than its fair share of professional comics’;

Hazardverb

put at risk;

‘I will stake my good reputation for this’;

Accidentnoun

the working of fortune; chance

‘members belong to the House of Lords through hereditary right or accident of birth’;

Hazardverb

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

‘When you buy these stocks you are gambling’;

Accidentnoun

(in Aristotelian thought) a property of a thing which is not essential to its nature.

Hazard

A hazard is a potential source of harm. Substances, events, or circumstances can constitute hazards when their nature would allow them, even just theoretically, to cause damage to health, life, property, or any other interest of value.

Accident

An accident is an unintended, normally unwanted event that was not directly caused by humans. The term accident implies that nobody should be blamed, but the event may have been caused by unrecognized or unaddressed risks.

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