danger
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdeɪn.dʒə(ɹ)/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈdeɪndʒɚ/
Noun

danger

  1. Exposure to likely harm; peril.
    • , Table Talk
      Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars.
  2. An instance or cause of likely harm.
    • , Times, 5 Sept. 3/2)
      Two territorial questions […] unsettled […] each of which was a positive danger to the peace of Europe.
  3. (obsolete) Mischief.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i], column xvii:
      We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with.
  4. (mainly outside US, rail transport) The stop indication of a signal (usually in the phrase "at danger").
    The north signal was at danger because of the rockslide.
  5. (obsolete) Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See in one's danger, below.
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i], page 180 ↗:
      You stand within his danger, do you not?
    • (More's Utopia)
      Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in danger of this statute.
  6. (obsolete) Liability.
    • 1526, Bible, tr. William Tyndale, Matthew V:
      Thou shalt not kyll. Whosoever shall kyll, shalbe in daunger of iudgement.
  7. (obsolete) Difficulty; sparingness.
  8. (obsolete) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
    • , The Canterbury Tales, "The Wife of Bath," 521-24)
      With daunger oute we al oure chaffare; / Greet prees at market maketh deere ware, / And to greet cheep is holde at litel prys: / This knoweth every womman that is wys.
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

danger (dangers, present participle dangering; past and past participle dangered)

  1. (obsolete) To claim liability.
  2. (obsolete) To imperil; to endanger.
  3. (obsolete) To run the risk.
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