[ en-deyn-jerd ]
/ ɛnˈdeɪn dʒərd /


threatened with a danger: endangered lives of trapped coal miners.
threatened with extinction: The bald eagle may be endangered.

Origin of endangered

First recorded in 1590–1600; endanger + -ed2

Related forms

un·en·dan·gered, adjective

Definition for endangered (2 of 2)


[ en-deyn-jeyr ]
/ ɛnˈdeɪn dʒeɪr /

verb (used with object)

to expose to danger; imperil: It was foolish to endanger your life in that way.

Origin of endanger

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at en-1, danger

Related forms

en·dan·ger·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for endangered (1 of 2)


/ (ɪnˈdeɪndʒəd) /


in danger: used esp of animals in danger of extinctionthe giant panda is an endangered species

British Dictionary definitions for endangered (2 of 2)


/ (ɪnˈdeɪndʒə) /


(tr) to put in danger or peril; imperil

Derived Forms

endangerment, noun
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