liability or exposure to harm or injury; risk; peril.
an instance or cause of peril; menace.
Obsolete. power; jurisdiction; domain.
- dan·ger·less, adjective
- su·per·dan·ger, noun
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How to use danger in a sentence
Unfortunately, this change alone can only mitigate the danger of misleading health information, but does little to actually stop it.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies | Sarah Perez | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
Geologists are also warning of the danger of destructive debris flows.California wildfires may give way to massive mudslides | Ula Chrobak | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
Halloween is still a long way off, but as summer ends, some Outside editors are getting in the spirit early with a new HBO horror series, an unsettling novel about the dangers of technology, and a book all about death rituals.
“We need another scale or some totally different way of warning of a danger,” says Masters.Slow, meandering hurricanes are often more dangerous—and they’re getting more common | Greta Moran | September 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
Without privacy, we run the danger that someone will build The Ring and destroy society by ruling us all.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in tech | Rachel King | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
Kickstarter is one start-up platform that seems to have realized the danger.
What had been the greatest asset of the paperback revolution,” observes Rabinowitz, “became its greatest danger.
He remained as hopeful as ever that he would himself join the NYPD, whatever the danger.
They work in a world filled with a sense—real or imagined—of danger lurking around each corner and every hallway.Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters? | Mike Barnicle | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The actions of North Korea this week should also send a clear message about the danger of this regime.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror | David Keyes | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the greatest danger I ever underwent in that kingdom was from a monkey, who belonged to one of the clerks of the kitchen.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
In particular the Governor of Adinskoy offered us a guard of fifty men to the next station, if we apprehended any danger.
Worst danger zone, the open sea, now traversed, but on land not yet out of the wood.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
We got off our horses and stooped over the man, forgetting for the moment that danger might lurk in the surrounding thicket.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
They soon retired, however, as the Fort was in danger of being attacked from another side.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for danger
the state of being vulnerable to injury, loss, or evil; risk
a person or thing that may cause injury, pain, etc
in danger of liable to
on the danger list critically ill in hospital
- dangerless, adjective
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