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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dangerousadjective

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

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

  2. Dangerousadjective

    causing danger; ready to do harm or injury

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

  3. Dangerousadjective

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

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

  4. Dangerousadjective

    hard to suit; difficult to please

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

  5. Dangerousadjective

    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. Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales:

    The most dangerous folly of old people who were once attractive is to forget that they are not so any longer.

  2. Lisa Monaco:

    Mr. Snowden's dangerous decision to steal and disclose classified information had severe consequences for the security of our country and the people who work … to protect it, he should come home to the United States and be judged by a jury of his peers.

  3. Ahmad Hanif:

    The situation is getting very dangerous, not only do we fear being killed in the regime bombardments but now we fear being killed by Daesh( the Arabic acronym for IS). Daesh targets NGOs because they consider us spies for the West.

  4. Senators Diane Feinstein of California:

    It is entirely inappropriate that the railroad industry would make hostages of America's passenger rail services and chemical shippers in order to secure their favored legislative outcome, it is offensive that only when a railroad could face full liability for an accident that they find operation without PTC to be unacceptably dangerous.

  5. Han Dong-ho:

    Intelligence has stepped up monitoring (of phone calls) on border passages, dampening brokers' activities, the more dangerous, the more expensive. Many connections with brokers, which North Koreans call 'lines', have been lost.

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