Definitions for dangerˈdeɪn dʒər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
liability or exposure to harm or injury; risk; peril.
an instance or cause of peril; menace.
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
the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
"you are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease"
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"
a cause of pain or injury or loss
"he feared the dangers of traveling by air"
a dangerous place
"He moved out of danger"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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
the possibility of problems
the danger that people will misunderstand; She was in danger of losing all her money.
sb or sth that can cause harm
Smoking is a danger to your health.; criminals who are dangers to society
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)
Coyness; disdainful behavior.
A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.
Exposure to liable harm.
"Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" (William Hazlitt, Table talk).
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).
"We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 2:1:17).
To claim liability.
To imperil; to endanger.
To run the risk.
authority; jurisdiction; control
power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty
exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity
coyness; disdainful behavior
Translations for danger
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something that may cause harm or injury
The canal is a danger to children.
- gevaar, bedreigingAfrikaans
- perigoPortuguese (BR)
- die GefahrGerman
- κίνδυνος, απειλήGreek
- خطر؛ مخاطرهFarsi
- vaaran aiheuttajaFinnish
- pavojus, grėsmėLithuanian
- briesmas; draudiLatvian
- خطر؛ مخاطرهPersian
- خطر، وېره، بېره، ډارPashto
- 危險Chinese (Trad.)
- небезпека; ризикUkrainian
- نقصان یا چوٹ پہنچانے والی کوئی شیUrdu
- sự nguy hiểmVietnamese
- 危险Chinese (Simp.)
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