Rick vs Hazard - What's the difference?

rick | hazard |

As a proper noun rick

is , or sometimes of related names, such as (ricardo).

As a noun hazard is

(historical) a type of game played with dice.

As a verb hazard is

to expose to chance; to take a risk.

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Etymology 1

From (etyl) , Icelandic (m).

Alternative forms



(en noun)
  • A stack, stook or pile of grain, straw, hay etc., especially as protected with thatching.
  • *(George Eliot) (1819-1880)
  • *:There is a remnant still of last year's golden clusters of beehive ricks , rising at intervals beyond the hedgerows;.
  • *
  • *:It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
  • (lb) A stack of wood, especially cut to a regular length; also used as a measure of wood, typically four by eight feet.
  • Derived terms
    * rickburner


    (en verb)
  • To heap up (hay, etc.) in ricks.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) wricke


    (en verb)
  • slightly sprain or strain the neck, back, ankle etc.
  • Etymology 3

    Abbreviated form from recruit


    (en noun)
  • (military, pejorative, and, demeaning) A brand new (naive ) boot camp inductee.
  • No turning back now rick, you are property of the US government, no longer protected by the bill of rights; you follow the UCMJ now.



    (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 .
  • * {{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


    (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.