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Meaning of DANGER

Pronunciation:  'deynjur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
  2. [n]  a dangerous place; "He moved out of danger"
  3. [n]  the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury; "you are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease"
  4. [n]  a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air"

DANGER is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: peril, risk
 Antonyms: safety
 See Also: area, causal agency, causal agent, cause, chance, clear and present danger, condition, country, exposure, gamble, hazard, hazardousness, insecurity, jeopardy, menace, peril, perilousness, powder keg, risk, riskiness, status, threat, venture, vulnerability



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dan"ger\, n. [OE. danger, daunger, power, arrogance,
    refusal, difficulty, fr. OF. dagier, dongier (with same
    meaning), F. danger danger, fr. an assumed LL. dominiarium
    power, authority, from L. dominium power, property. See
    {Dungeon}, {Domain}, {Dame}.]
    1. Authority; jurisdiction; control. [Obs.]
             In dangerhad he . . . the young girls. --Chaucer.
    2. Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty. [Obs.]
       See {In one's danger}, below.
             You stand within his danger, do you not? --Shak.
             Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in
             dangerof this statute.                --Robynson
    3. Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril;
       risk; insecurity.
    4. Difficulty; sparingness. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    5. Coyness; disdainful behavior. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    {In one's danger}, in one's power; liable to a penalty to be
       inflicted by him. [Obs.] This sense is retained in the
       proverb, ``Out of debt out of danger.''
             Those rich man in whose debt and danger they be not.
    {To do danger}, to cause danger. [Obs.] --Shak.
    Syn: Peril; hazard; risk; jeopardy.
    Usage: {Danger}, {Peril}, {Hazard}, {Risk}, {Jeopardy}.
           Danger is the generic term, and implies some
           contingent evil in prospect. Peril is instant or
           impending danger; as, in peril of one's life. Hazard
           arises from something fortuitous or beyond our
           control; as, the hazard of the seas. Risk is doubtful
           or uncertain danger, often incurred voluntarily; as,
           to risk an engagement. Jeopardy is extreme danger.
           Danger of a contagious disease; the perils of
           shipwreck; the hazards of speculation; the risk of
           daring enterprises; a life brought into jeopardy.
  2. \Dan"ger\, v. t.
    To endanger. [Obs.] --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in danger and are wounded or killed means substantial losses in business and discouraging prospects in love. You need to be more cautious in some aspect of your life. Dreaming that you escape from danger means that you will rise to a place of high position and honor in your business and social circle.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: dangerous ground, desultoriness, emergency, exigency, hazard, in danger of, infirmity, insecurity, insolidity, instability, insubstantiality, jeopardy, menace, pass, peril, perilousness, precariousness, precipice, risk, riskiness, shakiness, shiftiness, shiftingness, slipperiness, speculativeness, thin ice, threat, ticklishness, treacherousness, treachery, unauthenticity, unauthoritativeness, undependability, unfaithworthiness, unreliability, unsolidity, unsoundness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness, unsubstantiality, unsureness, untrustworthiness