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Hazard vs. Harm

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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.

Harmnoun

physical injury; hurt; damage

‘No harm came to my possessions.’; ‘You can do a lot of harm to someone if you kick them in the balls. Especially if they get revenge and bring out a bazooka and blast your head off.’;

Hazardnoun

Chance.

Harmnoun

emotional or figurative hurt

‘Although not physically injured in the car accident, she received some psychological harm.’;

Hazardnoun

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

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

Harmnoun

detriment; misfortune.

‘I wish him no harm.’;

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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.’;

Harmnoun

That which causes injury, damage, or loss.

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.

Harmverb

To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.

Hazardnoun

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

Harmnoun

Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.

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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).

Harmnoun

That which causes injury, damage, or loss.

‘We, ignorant of ourselves,Beg often our own harms.’;

Hazardnoun

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

Harmverb

To hurt; to injure; to damage; to wrong.

‘Though yet he never harmed me.’; ‘No ground of enmity between us knownWhy he should mean me ill or seek to harm.’;

Hazardnoun

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

Harmnoun

any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

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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.

Harmnoun

the occurrence of a change for the worse

Hazardverb

To expose to chance; to take a risk.

Harmnoun

the act of damaging something or someone

Hazardverb

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

‘I'll hazard a guess.’;

Harmverb

cause or do harm to;

‘These pills won't harm your system’;

Hazardnoun

A game of chance played with dice.

Harm

Harm is a moral and legal concept. Bernard Gert construes harm as any of the following: pain death disability loss of ability or freedom loss of pleasure.Joel Feinberg gives an account of harm as setbacks to interests.

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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