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danger

[deyn-jer] /ˈdeɪn dʒər/
noun
1.
liability or exposure to harm or injury; risk; peril.
2.
an instance or cause of peril; menace.
3.
Obsolete. power; jurisdiction; domain.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English da(u)nger < Anglo-French; Old French dangier, alteration of dongier (by influence of dam damage) < Vulgar Latin *domniārium, equivalent to Latin domini(um) dominion + -ārium, neuter of -ārius -ary
Related forms
dangerless, adjective
superdanger, noun
Synonyms
1. Danger, hazard, peril, jeopardy imply harm that one may encounter. Danger is the general word for liability to all kinds of injury or evil consequences, either near at hand and certain, or remote and doubtful: to be in danger of being killed. Hazard suggests a danger that one can foresee but cannot avoid: A mountain climber is exposed to many hazards. Peril usually denotes great and imminent danger: The passengers on the disabled ship were in great peril. Jeopardy, a less common word, has essentially the same meaning as peril, but emphasizes exposure to the chances of a situation: To save his friend he put his life in jeopardy.

dang

[dang] /dæŋ/
verb (used with object), adjective, noun
1.
damn (used euphemistically).
Origin
1780-90
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  • These squid are large enough to be a potential danger to human divers.
  • Even before they've hatched, red-eyed tree frogs have a nose for danger.
  • Professors at research universities appear to be in little danger of perishing.
  • Their municipally run companies were in danger of bankrupting not only themselves but the cities too.
  • Other amphibian species are in danger if the hybrid's range continues to spread throughout the valley.
  • The day-care centers that millions of parents entrust their children to harbor a hidden danger.
  • The big danger in potato salad is, actually, the potatoes.
  • If you live in a mild climate, sow tomatillo seeds directly in the ground once all danger of frost is past.
British Dictionary definitions for danger

danger

/ˈdeɪndʒə/
noun
1.
the state of being vulnerable to injury, loss, or evil; risk
2.
a person or thing that may cause injury, pain, etc
3.
(obsolete) power
4.
in danger of, liable to
5.
on the danger list, critically ill in hospital
Derived Forms
dangerless, adjective
Word Origin
C13: daunger power, hence power to inflict injury, from Old French dongier (from Latin dominium ownership) blended with Old French dam injury, from Latin damnum

dang

/dæŋ/
interjection, adverb, adjective
1.
a euphemistic word for damn (sense 1), damn (sense 2), damn (sense 3), damn (sense 4)
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Word Origin and History for danger
n.

mid-13c., "power of a lord or master, jurisdiction," from Anglo-French daunger, Old French dangier "power, power to harm, mastery, authority, control" (12c., Modern French danger), alteration (due to assoc. with damnum) of dongier, from Vulgar Latin *dominarium "power of a lord," from Latin dominus "lord, master" (see domain).

Modern sense of "risk, peril" (from being in the control of someone or something else) evolved first in French and was in English late 14c. Replaced Old English pleoh; in early Middle English this sense is found in peril.

dang

1793, euphemism for damn.

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Slang definitions & phrases for danger

dang

adjective

(also danged) Wretched; nasty; accursed

adverb

Absolutely; extremely: You looked dang silly/ ''Purchase what the customer intends to buy?'' ''Dang right''

interjection

(also dang it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Dang, we missed the Welk show

[1840+; a euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo]


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