Hazard vs Exposure - What's the difference?

hazard | exposure |


As nouns the difference between hazard and exposure

is that hazard is (historical) a type of game played with dice while exposure is (senseid)(uncountable) the condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected.

As a verb hazard

is to expose to chance; to take a risk.

hazard

English

(wikipedia hazard)

Noun

(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 .
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the ever more expensive and then universally known killing hazards of gasoline cars: 
  • * 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

    Verb

    (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.

    exposure

    Noun

  • (senseid)(uncountable) The condition of being exposed, uncovered, or unprotected.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.}}
  • (countable, uncountable) That part which is facing or exposed to something, e.g. the sun, weather, sky, or a view.
  • (uncountable) Lack of protection from weather or the elements.
  • * 1993 , (Paul Chadwick), The Ugly Boy , Dark Horse Books
  • As all of you know, a great tragedy occurred yesterday. Arthur Harcourt died of exposure sometimes in the morning in the woods off Mount Tom Road.
  • (senseid)(photography) An instance of taking a photograph.
  • (photography) The piece of film exposed to light.
  • (photography) Details of the time and f-number used.
  • (gardening) The amount of sun, wind etc. experienced by a particular site.
  • Derived terms

    * double exposure * multiple exposure * time exposure