What does dangerous mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangerous, unsafeadjective

    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-threateningadjective

    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. dangerousadjective

    Full of danger.

  2. dangerousadjective

    Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.

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

  3. dangerousadjective

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

    Forby. Bartlett.

  4. dangerousadjective

    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. dangerousadjective

    Reserved; not affable.

    Of his speech dangerous uE000108497uE001 Chaucer.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dangerousadjective

    Hazardous; perillous; full of danger.

    Etymology: from danger.

    A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city. Ecclus. ix.

    All men counsel me to take away thy life, likely to bring forth nothing but dangerous and wicked effects. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Already we have conquer’d half the war,
    And the less dangerous part is left behind. John Dryden, Ann. Mirab.

Wikipedia

  1. Dangerous

    Dangerous is a song by American electronic music project Big Data, from their debut EP 1.0 (2013) and their debut studio album 2.0 (2015). It features American indie rock band Joywave, with vocals being performed by the band's lead singer Daniel Armbruster.

ChatGPT

  1. dangerous

    Dangerous refers to something or someone that is likely to cause harm, injury, or damage due to the presence of potential risk or threat. It may also refer to situations that might result in negative or harmful consequences.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dangerousadjective

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

  2. Dangerousadjective

    causing danger; ready to do harm or injury

  3. Dangerousadjective

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

  4. Dangerousadjective

    hard to suit; difficult to please

  5. Dangerousadjective

    reserved; not affable

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

Wikidata

  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

  2. noseguard

  3. sound rage

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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. Emily Oken:

    I don’t like to use the word ` dangerous ’ because that may well scare women from eating fish, which are a good part of a healthy diet.

  2. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    It's a dangerous business going out your front door.

  3. Stanislas Wawrinka:

    He's a dangerous player. He's serving big. He goes for his shots.

  4. Anders Tegnell:

    It is very dangerous to believe face masks would change the game when it comes to Covid-19, face masks can be a complement to other things when other things are safely in place. But to start with having face masks and then think you can crowd your buses or your shopping malls -- that's definitely a mistake.

  5. Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes:

    These inmates were released by court order, and are not in any way connected to the measures I have taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Orange County Jail, we have responsibly created the capacity needed in the jail to house sex offenders and other dangerous criminals. I oppose efforts that excuse criminal behavior and jeopardize the safety of our community.

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