Definitions for danger
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word danger.
the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
"you are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease"
risk, peril, dangernoun
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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Risque; hazard; peril.
Etymology: danger, Fr. of uncertain derivation. Stephen Skinner derives it from damnum, Gilles Ménage from angaria, John Minsheu from δανος, death, to which Franciscus Junius seems inclined.
They that sail on the sea, tell of the danger. Ecclus. xliii. 24.
Our craft is in danger to be set at nought. Acts, x. 27.
I dare pawn down my life for him, that he hath writ this to feel my affection to your honour, and to no other pretence of danger. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
More danger now from man alone we find,
Than from the rocks, the billows, and the wind. Edmund Waller.
To put in hazard; to endanger.
Etymology: from the noun.
Pompey’s son stands up
For the main soldier; whose quality going on,
The sides o’ th’ world may danger. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopat.
Danger is a single by Australian rock band AC/DC, from the album Fly on the Wall released in 1985. It was written by Brian Johnson, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young. In most territories, the single's b-side was "Back in Business", but in Australia and New Zealand, "Hell or High Water" was featured.
Danger is a condition or situation that poses a genuine threat or risk to one's safety, security, well-being, or survival. It can range from immediate physical harm, such as from accidents or violence, to any potential harm or loss over time.
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
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dān′jėr, n. peril, hazard, or risk: insecurity: (obs.) power.—v.t. (Shak.) to endanger.—adj. Dan′gerous, full of danger: unsafe: insecure.—adv. Dan′gerously.—ns. Dan′gerousness; Dan′ger-sig′nal. [O. Fr. dangier, absolute power (of a feudal lord), hence power to hurt.—Low L. dominium, feudal authority—L. dominus, a lord. See Dungeon.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Perils and hazard of the sea. Any rock or shoal which interferes with navigation.
The danger symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the danger symbol and its characteristic.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Danger is ranked #46404 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Danger surname appeared 459 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Danger.
62.9% or 289 total occurrences were White.
20% or 92 total occurrences were Black.
13% or 60 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.7% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'danger' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1733
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'danger' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2124
Rank popularity for the word 'danger' in Nouns Frequency: #614
The numerical value of danger in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of danger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
We're putting ourselves in danger, we're putting our allies in danger, [Obama] doesn't have a plan when it comes to making sure that those who are released don't get back in the battle.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.
You've now heard from legal scholars from a variety of schools of thought, from a variety of political backgrounds, but they do have a common theme with a dire warning -- danger, danger, danger, these articles must be rejected.
I have been receiving threats from various organizations, and because of those threats I even went to Dubai some time back, some organizations do not want us to continue defending this case ... Not only is my life in danger, my family is also in danger. I have therefore decided to quit this case.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. When once the risk has really been taken, then the greatest danger is to risk too much.
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Translations for danger
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- خَطَر, خطرArabic
- опасност, заплахаBulgarian
- perillCatalan, Valencian
- Bedrohung, Gefahr, Risiko, AchtungGerman
- oht, hädaohtEstonian
- uhka, vaaraFinnish
- dainséar, contúirtIrish
- cunnartScottish Gaelic
- जोखिम, ख़तराHindi
- danjeHaitian Creole
- վտանգ, սպառնալիքArmenian
- қауіп, қатер, қауіптілікKazakh
- ಕುತ್ತ, ಅಪಾಯKannada
- 위험, 危險Korean
- briesmas, bīstamībaLatvian
- зэтгэр, аюулMongolian
- ဘယာ, ဘေးBurmese
- gevaar, bedreigingDutch
- niebezpieczeństwo, zagrożeniePolish
- privel, prighel, prievelRomansh
- primejdie, pericolRomanian
- угроза, опасностьRussian
- perígulu, pirígulu, perículuSardinian
- opasnost, опасностSerbo-Croatian
- අන්ත්රාවSinhala, Sinhalese
- அபாயம், ஆபத்துTamil
- ప్రమాదము, ప్రమాదంTelugu
- хавф, хатарTajik
- howp, hovpTurkmen
- загро́за, небезпека, небезпе́каUkrainian
- جوکھم, خطرہUrdu
- xatar, xavflilikUzbek
- nguy hiểm, 危險Vietnamese
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