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Hazard vs. Disaster

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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.

Disasternoun

An unexpected natural or man-made catastrophe of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life or sometimes permanent change to the natural environment.

‘People would suffer disasters when society's morality degenerates.’;

Hazardnoun

Chance.

Disasternoun

An unforeseen event causing great loss, upset or unpleasantness of whatever kind.

Hazardnoun

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

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

Disasternoun

An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.

‘Disasters in the sun.’;

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.’;

Disasternoun

An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.

‘But noble souls, through dust and heat,Rise from disaster and defeatThe stronger.’;

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.

Disasterverb

To blast by the influence of a baleful star.

Hazardnoun

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

Disasterverb

To bring harm upon; to injure.

Hazardnoun

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

Disasternoun

a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune;

‘lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system’; ‘his policies were a disaster’;

Hazardnoun

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

Disasternoun

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune;

‘the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity’; ‘the earthquake was a disaster’;

Hazardnoun

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

Disasternoun

an act that has disastrous consequences

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.

Disaster

A disaster is a serious problem occurring over a short or long period of time that causes widespread human, material, economic or environmental loss which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. Developing countries suffer the greatest costs when a disaster hits – more than 95% of all deaths caused by hazards occur in developing countries, and losses due to natural hazards are 20 times greater (as a percentage of GDP) in developing countries than in industrialized countries.

Hazardverb

To expose to chance; to take a risk.

Hazardverb

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

‘I'll hazard a guess.’;

Hazardnoun

A game of chance played with dice.

Hazardnoun

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

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

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.’;

Hazardnoun

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

Hazardnoun

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

Hazardnoun

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

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.’;

Hazardverb

To venture to incur, or bring on.

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

Hazardverb

To try the chance; to encounter risk or danger.

Hazardnoun

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

‘drinking alcohol is a health hazard’;

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’;

Hazardnoun

an obstacle on a golf course

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’;

Hazardverb

put at risk;

‘I will stake my good reputation for this’;

Hazardverb

take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome;

‘When you buy these stocks you are gambling’;

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.

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