Definitions for dangerˈdeɪn dʒər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dan•ger*ˈdeɪn dʒər(n.)

  1. liability or exposure to harm or injury; risk; peril.

  2. an instance or cause of peril; menace.

  3. Obs. power; jurisdiction; domain.

* Syn: danger , hazard , peril imply harm that one may encounter. danger is the general word for liability to injury or harm, either near at hand and certain, or remote and doubtful: to be in danger of being killed. hazard suggests a danger that one can often foresee but cannot avoid: A mountain climber is exposed to many hazards. peril usu. denotes great and imminent danger: The passengers on the disabled ship were in great peril.

Origin of danger:

1175–1225; < OF dangier, alter. of dongier (by influence of damdamage ) < VL *domniārium= L domini(um)dominion+-ārium, neut. of -ārius -ary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. danger(noun)

    the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury

    "you are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease"

  2. risk, peril, danger(noun)

    a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

    "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"

  3. danger(noun)

    a cause of pain or injury or loss

    "he feared the dangers of traveling by air"

  4. danger(noun)

    a dangerous place

    "He moved out of danger"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. danger(noun)ˈdeɪn dʒər

    a situation in which physical harm could occur

    Danger! Falling Rocks.; Doctors say her life is in danger.; the dangers of living in the wilderness; glad to be out of danger

  2. dangerˈdeɪn dʒər

    the possibility of problems

    the danger that people will misunderstand; She was in danger of losing all her money.

  3. dangerˈdeɪn dʒər

    sb or sth that can cause harm

    Smoking is a danger to your health.; criminals who are dangers to society

Wiktionary

  1. danger(Noun)

    Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See In one's danger, below.

    "You stand within his danger, do you not?" (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, 4:1:180)

  2. danger(Noun)

    Liability.

  3. danger(Noun)

    Difficulty; sparingness.

  4. danger(Noun)

    Coyness; disdainful behavior.

  5. danger(Noun)

    A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.

  6. danger(Noun)

    Exposure to liable harm.

    "Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" (William Hazlitt, Table talk).

  7. danger(Noun)

    An instance or cause of liable harm.

    "Two territorial questions..unsettled..each of which was a positive danger to the peace of Europe" (Times, 5 Sept. 3/2).

  8. danger(Noun)

    Mischief.

    "We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 2:1:17).

  9. danger(Verb)

    To claim liability.

  10. danger(Verb)

    To imperil; to endanger.

  11. danger(Verb)

    To run the risk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Danger(noun)

    authority; jurisdiction; control

  2. Danger(noun)

    power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty

  3. Danger(noun)

    exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity

  4. Danger(noun)

    difficulty; sparingness

  5. Danger(noun)

    coyness; disdainful behavior

  6. Danger(verb)

    to endanger

Freebase

  1. Danger

    Danger, Inc. was a company specializing in hardware design, software, and services for mobile computing devices. Its most notable product was the T-Mobile Sidekick, which was the first smartphone to capture the attention of pop culture celebrities and teenagers. The Sidekick was a pioneer in client-server smartphones and created the App marketplace, later popularized by Android and iOS. Danger was acquired by Microsoft on 11 February 2008, for a price rumored to be around $500 million. The company was originally started by former Apple Inc., WebTV and Philips employees Andy Rubin, Joe Britt, and Matt Hershenson. Co-founder Andy Rubin left in 2003 to create the company Android, which was later acquired by Google. After the Microsoft acquisition, the former Danger staff were absorbed into the Mobile Communications Business of the Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division, where they worked on a future mobile phone platform known as "Project Pink" which would eventually be released as Kin. Because of poor sales, production was ceased just a few weeks after its release. The Kin development team was folded into the Windows Phone team, and Microsoft stopped promoting the devices.

CrunchBase

  1. Danger

    Danger provided the software platform and hardware behind T-Mobile’s Sidekick phone. In its prime, the youth-friendly, messaging-focused phone handled over 4,000 messages and 400 pageviews per user per month, according to figures quoted on Danger’s website as of February 2008.Microsoft acquired Danger in 2008, and the company made headlines in 2009 when an issue with its servers caused users to lose all data not stored locally.On May 31, 2011, T-Mobile and Microsoft discontinued the cloud data service to all Danger-powered Sidekick devices.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'danger' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1733

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'danger' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2124

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'danger' in Nouns Frequency: #614


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

danger(noun)

something that may cause harm or injury

The canal is a danger to children.

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