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.

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.]

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 »

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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. Filippo Grandi:

    The situation in South Sudan is far too fragile and dangerous for people to go back.

  2. Martin Horn:

    It's very well designed for its purpose, to hold the most dangerous offenders in the federal prison system, in his previous two escapes, Guzman has demonstrated that he may be a greater risk of escaping than pretty much anyone else. That makes ADX Florence an appropriate place for him.

  3. Ron Carlson:

    He wasn't sending other people into a place where he thought it was dangerous to go and that was evidenced by his own presence there.

  4. Napoleon Hill:

    Money without brains is always dangerous.

  5. Markus Schiller:

    They want to send a message that they have an ICBM, that they are dangerous.

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    a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
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