Commentary: HAZARD[+cause][+effective][+danger] [+relation][+role][+agent][+danger]
High levels of mercury in the drinking water posed a health hazard to the community.
That big pot hole in the road is a real hazard.
Insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest.
The patient is considered to be a hazard to herself.
John doesn't understand the financial hazards of selling stock short.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: a rare, and sometimes literary, usage
We met, by hazard, in the old book shop on 4th Avenue. (by chance)
It was only by hazard that he became king of the realm.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
Bob often loses a golf ball to the water hazard at the 13th hole.
This golf course has a number of difficult hazards, both sand and water.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3