danger

Definitions

  • A PLACE OF DANGER
    A PLACE OF DANGER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n danger 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"
    • n danger a dangerous place "He moved out of danger"
    • n danger the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury "you are in no danger","there was widespread danger of disease"
    • n danger a cause of pain or injury or loss "he feared the dangers of traveling by air"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He found the next place we entered full of dangers to his pocket-book He found the next place we entered full of dangers to his pocket-book
The road to the Palace of Night was rather long and rather dangerous The road to the Palace of Night was rather long and rather dangerous
Rather dangerous Rather dangerous

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the most dangerous insect in the world is the common housefly. They carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world
    • Danger Authority; jurisdiction; control. "In danger had he . . . the young girls."
    • Danger Coyness; disdainful behavior.
    • Danger Difficulty; sparingness.
    • Danger Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity.
    • Danger Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty. "You stand within his danger , do you not?""Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in danger of this statute."
    • v. t Danger To endanger. "Periclitating , pardi! the whole family."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When the are in danger, kangaroos will beat the ground loudly with their hind feet
    • n danger Power; jurisdiction; domain; hence, ability to mulct or injure: as, to come within his danger.
    • n danger Peril; risk; hazard; exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil: as, there is no danger.
    • n danger Reserve; doubt; hesitation; difficulty; resistance.
    • n danger Chariness; sparingness; stint.
    • n danger Injury; harm; damage.
    • n danger In old forest-law, a duty paid by a tenant to a lord for leave to plow and sow in the time of pannage or mast-feeding. Also leave-silver.
    • n danger Synonyms Danger, Peril, Jeopardy, insecurity. Danger is the generic word, and is freely used for exposure of all degrees of seriousness: as, to be in danger of catching cold or of being killed. Peril represents a serious matter, a great and imminent danger. Jeopardy is less common; it has essentially the same meaning as peril. See risk, n.
    • danger To put in hazard; expose to loss or injury; endanger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The six most dangerous occupations in America are; football player, firefighter, race-car driver, astrnaut, police officer, and fisherman.
    • n Danger dān′jėr peril, hazard, or risk: insecurity:
    • v.t Danger (Shak.) to endanger
    • n Danger dān′jėr (obs.) power
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Quotations

  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Anger is one letter short of danger, Greatest remedy for anger is delay”
  • Guy Fawkes
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    “A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
  • Kwame Nkrumah
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    “We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “Still people are dangerous.”
  • Dudley Ryder
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    “It is dangerous sending a young man who is beautiful to Oxford.”

Idioms

A little learning is a dangerous thing - A small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are.eg. he said he'd done a course on home electrics, but when he tried to mend my table lamp, he fused all the lights! I think a little learning is a dangerous thing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. dangier, absolute power (of a feudal lord), hence power to hurt.—Low L. dominium, feudal authority—L. dominus, a lord. See Dungeon.

Usage

In literature:

I might add, also, from experience, that leaping a log is a feat of considerable danger.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The danger to the hierarchy was indeed formidable.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
But we don't mind the sound of a danger when the danger itself has passed.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
To some of these places it was dangerous to go in these unsettled times; but this party laughed at dangers.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
No dangers of hunger, thirst, cold or darkness were too much for her.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
But she also knew the terrors and dangers of the road, dangers that ultimately had killed Angelo.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He did not need a Parliamentary grant, especially as he kept out of dangerous foreign entanglements.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
For a moment, lost in thought about the pale eyes, she had forgotten Gray Cloud's danger and her own pain.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
This dangerous self-imposed task she performed several times.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
To trifle with so dangerous a situation was no longer to be thought of.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
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In poetry:

It’s the true law of men
Kept intact despite
the misery and war
despite danger of death
"It’s The Sweet Law Of Men" by Paul Eluard
In the heat of danger's trial,
Dare the fiercest fight;
No desertion, no denial,
Right or life!
"Charge To The Knight Of Malta" by Harriet Annie Wilkins
The sons of violence and lies
Join to devour me, Lord;
But as my hourly dangers rise,
My refuge is thy word.
"Psalm 56" by Isaac Watts
He waved his hat to danger,
At Law he shook his fist.
Ah, merrily he plundered,
He sang and fought and kissed!
"The Cross-Current" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Fondly we think all danger fled,
For death is ever nigh;
Outstrips our unavailing speed,
Or meets us as we fly.
"Mortals! Around Your Destined Heads" by William Cowper
Then said the captain to us all,
"Alas, 'tis plain to me,
The greater danger is not there,
But here upon the sea.
"The Aged Pilot Man" by Mark Twain

In news:

Savannah considers bolstering dangerous dog rules.
The bong 's shape was "pretty straightforward," Young said, so it didn't have any sharp, ornate glass parts sticking out from it that could potentially turn it into a more dangerous weapon.
Is sprinting getting more dangerous.
'Page Eight,' 'A Dangerous Method' to Bookend Warsaw Festival.
Community leaders fear historic high school in danger.
Often, his accounts have dealt with the tension and danger faced by US soldiers.
Italy's Campi Flegrei, located just west of Naples, may be home to the most dangerous volcanoes on earth – which is saying something considering Mount Vesuvius is a mere 30 kilometers away.
I feel compelled to write about what I consider a dangerous threat to democracy in Billerica.
Company Recalls Soup, Citing Botulism Danger.
Supporters of the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton say the historic school is once again in danger of losing both its mission and employees.
(CBS News) As the NFL kicks off its 2012 season Wednesday, we also got an important medical study Wednesday on the dangers pro football.
Four young boys with a rare, fatal brain condition have made it through a dangerous ordeal.
In a reenactment of the famous tiger stealing scene from The Hangover, three drunk Australians stole a much less dangerous creature this week, and RadarOnline.com has video of their wasted watery antics.
The most dangerous hindrance in a brainstorm is not a bad idea, it's the fear of sharing any idea.
But then again, when they talk about the dangers of breast augmentation , paintball is not usually one that comes to mind.
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In science:

We could pass over such findings and speak of the danger of tampering with infinity, were there not good reasons for and a physical interpretation of the existence of such stable non-unimodular eigenvalues.
Frobenius-Perron Resonances for Maps with a Mixed Phase Space
Hence the potentially dangerous ϕΣϕ and ηΣη couplings are forbidden, thus providing an all-order solution to the doublet-triplet splitting problem in the SU (7) model.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Even within this framework, as we will see, we are treading on dangerous ground.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
The first type contributions, which are potentially dangerous for renormalizability, fortunately vanish.
Renormalization of noncommutative U(N) gauge theories
Thus, g−1 is a dangerously irrelevant variable.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
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