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definition of the word danger

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From Latin dominium through Middle English daunger and Anglo-French dangier

Singular
danger

Plural
dangers

danger (plural dangers)

  1. (obsolete) Able to harm; subjection or liability to penalty. See In one's danger, below.
    "You stand within his danger, do you not?" (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, 4:1:180)
  2. (obsolete) Difficulty; sparingness.
  3. (obsolete) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
  4. (obsolete) A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.
  5. Exposure to liable harm.
    "Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" (Hazlitt, Table talk).
  6. 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).
  7. Mischief.
    "We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 2:1:17).


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