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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Danger  \Dan"ger\,  v.  t. 
  To  endanger.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Danger  \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 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  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 
  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  danger 
  n  1:  the  condition  of  being  susceptible  to  harm  or  injury;  "you 
  are  in  no  danger";  "there  was  widespread  danger  of 
  disease"  [ant:  {safety}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {risk}, 
  {peril}] 
  3:  a  cause  of  pain  or  injury  or  loss  "he  feared  the  dangers  of 
  traveling  by  air" 
  4:  a  dangerous  place  "He  moved  out  of  danger" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DANGER,  n. 
 
  A  savage  beast  which  when  it  sleeps, 
  Man  girds  at  and  despises, 
  But  takes  himself  away  by  leaps 
  And  bounds  when  it  arises. 
  Ambat  Delaso 
 
 




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