Definitions for dangerousˈdeɪn dʒər əs, ˈdeɪndʒ rəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dan•ger•ousˈdeɪn dʒər əs, ˈdeɪndʒ rəs(adj.)

  1. full of danger or risk; causing danger; perilous; risky; hazardous.

  2. able or likely to cause physical injury.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of dangerous:

1175–1225; ME da(u)ngerous domineering, fraught with danger < OF dangereus threatening, difficult =dangier (see danger ) +-eus -ous

dan′ger•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangerous, unsafe(adj)

    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

    "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

  2. dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening(adj)

    causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

    "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dangerous(adjective)ˈdeɪn dʒər əs, ˈdeɪndʒ rəs

    likely to cause damage or harm

    a dangerous road; a dangerous situation; Skydiving is too dangerous.; dangerous to wildlife; it's dangerous for sb to do sth; dangerously close to the edge; Steve enjoys living dangerously.

Wiktionary

  1. dangerous(Adjective)

    Full of danger.

  2. dangerous(Adjective)

    Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.

    If they incline to think you dangerous / To less than gods uE000108495uE001 Milton.

  3. dangerous(Adjective)

    In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.

    Forby. Bartlett.

  4. dangerous(Adjective)

    Hard to suit; difficult to please.

    My wages ben full strait, and eke full small; / My lord to me is hard and dangerous. uE000108496uE001 Chaucer.

  5. dangerous(Adjective)

    Reserved; not affable.

    Of his speech dangerous uE000108497uE001 Chaucer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dangerous(adj)

    attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous; hazardous; unsafe

  2. Dangerous(adj)

    causing danger; ready to do harm or injury

  3. Dangerous(adj)

    in a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death

  4. Dangerous(adj)

    hard to suit; difficult to please

  5. Dangerous(adj)

    reserved; not affable

Freebase

  1. Dangerous

    Dangerous is the eighth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 26, 1991 by Epic Records. His first album under his new contract with Sony Music, it was also Jackson's first album since 1975's Forever, Michael not to be produced by longtime collaborator Quincy Jones, who had agreed to split after the final recording sessions for Jackson's 1987 album, Bad. Dangerous has sold over 32 million albums worldwide, 7 million albums were shipped in the United States alone, and has been cited as one of the best-selling albums of all time. The album produced four top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including one number-one. Similar to the musician's previous material, the album's music features elements of R&B, pop and rock while also incorporating a newer genre, new jack swing, after the inclusion of producer Teddy Riley to the project. Dangerous took over a year in production, starting in June 1990 and ending in October of 1991. Lyrical themes expressed in the album included racism, poverty, paranoia, romance, the welfare of children and the world and self-improvement, topics Jackson had covered before. Dangerous, like Bad and Thriller, cemented Jackson's place in music history as one of the leaders of contemporary pop music. Nine singles were released from Dangerous between November 1991 and December 1993, with seven singles issued in the United States, and two others released only outside the US. The two singles released outside the United States were successful, charting within the top ten and top forty respectively. Dangerous peaked at number one in nine countries, while charting at the top ten in four other territories. The only songs not released were "Why You Wanna Trip on Me", "She Drives Me Wild", "Can't Let Her Get Away", "Keep the Faith" and "Dangerous"; a video and a single release for the latter song was said to have been planned but was postponed indefinitely due to the musician's tour and later personal problems.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dangerous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1823

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dangerous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1830

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dangerous' in Adjectives Frequency: #233


Translations for dangerous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dangerous(adjective)

very unsafe and likely to be the cause of danger

a dangerous road; a dangerous enemy.

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