What does danger mean?

Definitions for danger
ˈdeɪn dʒərdan·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangernoun

    the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury

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

  2. 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"

  3. dangernoun

    a cause of pain or injury or loss

    "he feared the dangers of traveling by air"

  4. dangernoun

    a dangerous place

    "He moved out of danger"

Wiktionary

  1. dangernoun

    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. dangernoun

    Liability.

  3. dangernoun

    Difficulty; sparingness.

  4. dangernoun

    Coyness; disdainful behavior.

  5. dangernoun

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

  6. dangernoun

    Exposure to liable harm.

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

  7. dangernoun

    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. dangernoun

    Mischief.

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

  9. dangerverb

    To claim liability.

  10. dangerverb

    To imperil; to endanger.

  11. dangerverb

    To run the risk.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DANGERnoun

    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.

  2. To Dangerverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dangernoun

    authority; jurisdiction; control

  2. Dangernoun

    power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty

  3. Dangernoun

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

  4. Dangernoun

    difficulty; sparingness

  5. Dangernoun

    coyness; disdainful behavior

  6. Dangerverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Danger

    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.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. danger

    Perils and hazard of the sea. Any rock or shoal which interferes with navigation.

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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

Anagrams for danger »

  1. gander

  2. garden

  3. grande

  4. ranged

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of danger in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of danger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of danger in a Sentence

  1. Toe Zaw Latt:

    This is not over. There is a coup, there is a huge army with guns, but we are not going to give up. For journalists, of course, there is danger, we are facing huge difficulties, but we are not going to give up.

  2. Mathias Pierre:

    Anyone running for office, including Mathias Pierre, knows that we will face danger, and we are conscious of the danger of trying to make major changes in the country.

  3. Phaedrus:

    There is danger in both belief and unbelief.

  4. Esther Awinja:

    The only option I have now is to live in another home that is cracking and that is likely to put our lives in danger.

  5. David Roth:

    Power lines can get knocked down and start fires in the dry trees and vegetation. This is a real danger. This event will last probably through Friday, it's a critical fire danger.

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    a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    • A. allogamy
    • B. taper
    • C. scalawag
    • D. epiphora

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