Precursor vs Hazard - What's the difference?

precursor | hazard |


As nouns the difference between precursor and hazard

is that precursor is that which precurses, a forerunner, a predecessor, an indicator of approaching events while hazard is (historical) a type of game played with dice.

As a verb hazard is

to expose to chance; to take a risk.

precursor

English

Alternative forms

* (chiefly obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • That which precurses, a forerunner, a predecessor, an indicator of approaching events.
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  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis:
  • (chemistry) One of the compounds that participates in the chemical reaction that produces another compound.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    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.