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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun danger:


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Danger is sometimes a misspelling of dangerous.

The word danger is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun danger

What does danger mean as a name of something?

Danger is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: dangers

  1. the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
  2. a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    • example: there was a danger he would do the wrong thing
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of danger: peril / risk
    • more generic word: venture = any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
    • more specific words:
  3. a cause of pain or injury or loss
  4. a dangerous place
    • example: He moved out of danger
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: area / country = a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary

Alternative definition of the noun danger


  1. [obsolete] Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See In one's danger, below.
  2. [obsolete] Liability.
  3. [obsolete] Difficulty; sparingness.
  4. [obsolete] Coyness; disdainful behavior.
  5. [obsolete] A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.
  6. Exposure to liable harm.
  7. An instance or cause of liable harm.
  8. See Mischief.

Definition of the verb danger

What does danger mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: dangered | dangering | dangers

  1. [obsolete] To claim liability.
  2. [obsolete] To imperil; to endanger.
  3. [obsolete] To run the risk.


  1. "Danger" is a 2005 Telugu-language thriller film written and directed by Krishna Vamsi, produced by Sunkara Madhu Murali under Karthikeya Creations banner and starring Allari Naresh, Sairam Shankar, Abhishek, Swathi and Shireen in lead roles. The film soundtrack and background score were composed by Joshua Sridhar. Dialogues for the film were written by popular actor Uttej. The film was released on October 29, 2005.
  2. "Danger" is a short documentary film directed and written by Nemnemiss McKenzie and Langis Fortin.


  1. Danger is a fictional character from Drivers Wanted.
  2. Danger is a fictional character from the 2011 film Losing Control.

There are other characters with in their name, like Danger Room and Nick Danger.


  1. Danger a.k.a. Dane Jones is an actress.
  2. Danger a.k.a. Nathan Geist is an actor.
  3. Danger a.k.a. Ryan Olson is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Amy Danger, Dave Danger, Jane Danger, Lil' Danger, Lulu Danger, Nick Danger, Annie Danger, Danger Mouse, Diana Danger, Dirty Danger and many others.

Phrases with Danger

Phrases starting with the word Danger:

  1. Danger Pay
  2. Danger Area
  3. danger line
  4. danger zone
  5. Danger space

Phrases ending with the word Danger:

  1. In danger
  2. Stranger danger
  3. Kicking in Danger
  4. clear and present danger

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Danger

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Google previewCommunity and Growth (1989)

by Jean Vanier, Ann Shearer

The danger is that we become a professionally competent centre which has forgotten gratuité and community as a place of communion, that we put so much emphasis on structures and the rights of assistants that we forget that handicapped ...

Google previewBroadcasting in the Modernist Era (2014)

by Matthew Feldman, Henry Mead, Erik Tonning

The danger is that by the ease and comfort of participating in these activities through the wireless we should be beguiled into forgetting that they exist only by our own active engagement in them. What we must avoid is the sterile and absurd ...

Google previewAnnual Report (1872)

by Association of Average Adjusters

physical danger is an essential in all General Average acts, and must be the motive which induces the performance of...

Google previewReport of the General Meeting Held ... (1872)

by Association of Average Adjusters

physical danger is an essential in all General Average acts, and must be the motive which induces the performance of...

Google previewAnnual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Illinois (1917)

by Illinois. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

The third danger is the tendency which a...

Google previewRight Person Right Job (2002)

The Breakthrough Technologies of Performance Information by Chuck Russell

The danger is that often many conclusions are based on a very small foundation of data. Forced- choice questioning also generates ipsative scores (see Appendix A), which cannot be used to create meaningful norms used in analyzing Job Fit ...

Google previewOut of the Mainstream: Helping the children of parents with a mental illness (2013)

by Rosemary Loshak

Unless we create roles for workers whose prime responsibility is to facilitate collaboration, the danger is that this comes rather low on the agenda of any team with its own specific targets and areas of responsibility. Both adult and child services ...

Google previewWhither Haiti?

The danger is that this power vacuum may lead to immobilism, chaos or a personalistic dictatorship. It takes time to build strong institutions and train competent leaders and administrators. Yet, time is the one thing that Haiti does not have.

Google previewTime-Dependent Density Functional Theory (2006)

by Miguel Marques

The first danger means that TDDFT excitation energies are often seriously in error in regions of space where ground and excited potential energy surfaces come close together. This is where traditional ab initio quantum chemistry prescribes ...

Google previewThe Gods and Technology (2006)

A Reading of Heidegger by Richard Rojcewicz

The prime danger is that humans could become (and in fact are already becoming) enslaved to this way of disclosive looking. Thus what is primarily in danger is human freedom; if humans went on living but allowed themselves to be turned ...

Google previewPandemics (2012)

What Everyone Needs to Know? by Peter C. Doherty

The danger is that the viremic phase can lead to this pathogen invading sites like the middle ear, the lung, the kidney, and the brain.

Google previewI Am in John's Gospel (1996)

Literary Function, Background and Theological Implications by David M. Ball

One such danger is that the following study may be interpreted in the light of its pre-history rather than in its final form. Since a basic tenet of the following study is that we should study the final form of the Fourth Gospel rather than its history, ...

Google previewThe New Monthly Magazine (1842)

Danger is the brother of destruction, the poison of existence, the sword hanging by the single hair that makes life's most delicious banquet comfortless, and the most exquisite dishes served up by fortune indigestible. Transport there can be ...

Google previewAmerican Force (2011)

Dangers, Delusions, and Dilemmas in National Security by Richard K. Betts

The second danger is that some angry group that blames the United States for its problems may decide to coerce Americans, or simply exact vengeance, by inflicting devastation on them where they live. If steps to deal with the problem in ...

Google previewDon't Call It a Comeback (Foreword by D. A. Carson) (2011)

The Old Faith for a New Day by Kevin DeYoung

We realize there are some serious dangers in this second aim. One danger is that we would see ourselves as the be-all and end-all of evangelicalism.

Google previewPretrial Discovery and the Adversary System (1968)

by William A. Glaser

A further danger is that procedural requirements become enmeshed in the adversary system itself, so that a party can win by demonstrating errors in form by the adversary's lawyer instead of proving the 1. Viewing the entire history of English ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

danger area — (*) 1. In air traffic control, an airspace of defined dimensions within which activities dangerous to the flight of aircraft may exist at specified times. 2. (DOD only) A specified area above, below, or within which there may be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)

by Stephen L. Vaughn

The clear and present danger testisused by judgesto balance national security against freedom of expression, thus diluting the First Amendment's command, “ Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or ofthe press.

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

D = Danger R = Response S = Shout A = Airway B = Breathing C = Circulation Danger Check for and remove any hazards prior to approaching the person who has collapsed. Response Firmly tap the casualty on the shoulders and shout into ...

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Quotes about Danger

The present danger which this country faces is at least as great as the danger which we faced during the war with Germany and Japan. Briefly stated, it is the very real danger that this country, as we know it, may cease to exist. (James Forrestal)
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Scrabble value of D2A1N1G2E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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