n 1: a source of danger; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
2: 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"
3: an obstacle on a golf course
v 1: put forward, of a guess; "I am guessing that the price of
real estate will rise again" [syn: guess
2: put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
3: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you
buy these stocks you are gambling" [syn: gamble
, take chances
, run a risk