What does dangerous mean?

Definitions for dangerous
ˈdeɪn dʒər əs, ˈdeɪndʒ rəsdan·ger·ous

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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"

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.

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Dangerous(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE., haughty, difficult, dangerous, fr. OF. dangereus, F. dangereux. See Danger.]

  2. Dangerous(adj)

    causing danger; ready to do harm or injury

    Etymology: [OE., haughty, difficult, dangerous, fr. OF. dangereus, F. dangereux. See Danger.]

  3. Dangerous(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE., haughty, difficult, dangerous, fr. OF. dangereus, F. dangereux. See Danger.]

  4. Dangerous(adj)

    hard to suit; difficult to please

    Etymology: [OE., haughty, difficult, dangerous, fr. OF. dangereus, F. dangereux. See Danger.]

  5. Dangerous(adj)

    reserved; not affable

    Etymology: [OE., haughty, difficult, dangerous, fr. OF. dangereus, F. dangereux. See Danger.]

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

Anagrams for dangerous »

  1. nose guard, noseguard

  2. Nose guard

  3. Noseguard

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dangerous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dangerous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dangerous in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Muscat:

    We are concerned at Italy authorities' directions given to Aquarius on high seas. They manifestly go against international rules, and risk creating a dangerous situation for all those involved.

  2. Rafay Baloch:

    There is nothing more dangerous than a desperate man who has nothing to loose.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I believe you can prep too much for those things, it can be dangerous. You can sound scripted or phony – like you’re trying to be someone you’re not.

  4. Steny Hoyer:

    This is a version of a vile, anti-Semitic attack that for centuries has demanded that Jewish people demonstrate some kind of quid pro quo in return for being considered loyal citizens, it is also a dangerous subversion of our American principles that all are entitled to their own views.

  5. Mayor Carey Davis:

    I think that message that has been put forth is that we do need to be observant and we need to make sure we're not in a position where we are afraid to call something out if we see there’s something that’s out of order or something that doesn't look like it's in place. That's not always an easy thing to do, because there's always that risk of making an improper assessment of something that may appear to be dangerous and really there's good reason behind it, while we believe the pair were radicalized, inspired by ISIS, in carrying out their attack, we continue to investigate whether they had support in any way. To date, we have not charged anyone with supporting the 12/2 attacks, however. The evidence supports the fact that Farook and Malik were responsible for physically carrying out the murders.

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