Hazard vs Downwinder – What’s the difference?

Hazard vs Downwinder - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between hazard and downwinder is that hazard is (historical) a type of game played with dice while downwinder is a person (or community) that lives downwind from a potential hazard (such as a nuclear power station).

As a verb hazard is to expose to chance; to take a risk.



(wikipedia hazard )


(en noun )

  • (historical) A type of game played with dice.
  • Chance.
  • * , Richard III , act 5, scene 4:
  • I will stand the hazard of the die.
  • * 2006 May 20, John Patterson, The Guardian :
  • I see animated movies are now managing, by hazard or design, to reflect our contemporary reality more accurately than live-action movies.
  • The chance of suffering harm; danger, peril, risk of loss.
  • He encountered the enemy at the hazard of his reputation and life.
  • * (rfdate ) Rogers:
  • Men are led on from one stage of life to another in a condition of the utmost hazard .
  • * 1599 , Wm. Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar :
  • Why, now, blow wind, swell billow, and swim bark! The storm is up and all is on the hazard .
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  • * 2009 December 27, Barbara Ellen, The Guardian :
  • Quite apart from the gruesome road hazards , snow is awful even when you don’t have to travel.
  • 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 .
  • (golf) sand or water obstacle on a golf course
  • (billiards) The act of potting a ball, whether the object ball (winning hazard”) or the player’s ball (”losing hazard ).
  • Anything that is hazarded or risked, such as a stake in gambling.
  • * (rfdate ) Shakespeare:
  • your latter hazard
    Derived terms

    * biohazard
    * chemical hazard
    * haphazard
    * hazardous
    * moral hazard
    * multihazard
    * occupational hazard


    (en verb )

  • To expose to chance; to take a risk.
  • * (rfdate ) John Clarke
  • Men hazard nothing by a course of evangelical obedience.
  • * (rfdate ) Fuller
  • He hazards his neck to the halter.
  • To risk (something); to venture, to incur, or bring on.
  • * (rfdate ) Shakespeare
  • I hazarded the loss of whom I loved.
  • * (rfdate ) Landor
  • They hazard to cut their feet.
  • I’ll hazard a guess.




    (en noun )

  • A person (or community) that lives downwind from a potential hazard (such as a nuclear power station)