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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dan·ger /ˈdenʤɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dan·ger n.
 1. Authority; jurisdiction; control. [Obs.]
    In dangerhad he . . . the young girls.   --Chaucer.
 2. Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty.  [Obs.] See In one's danger, below.
    You stand within his danger, do you not?   --Shak.
    Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in dangerof this statute.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).
 3. Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity.
 4. Difficulty; sparingness. [Obs.]
 5. Coyness; disdainful behavior. [Obs.]
 In one's danger, in one's power; liable to a penalty to be inflicted by him. [Obs.] This sense is retained in the proverb, “Out of debt out of danger.”
    Those rich man in whose debt and danger they be not.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).
 -- To do danger, to cause danger. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Peril; hazard; risk; jeopardy.
 Usage: -- Danger, Peril, Hazard, Risk, Jeopardy. Danger is the generic term, and implies some contingent evil in prospect. Peril is instant or impending danger; as, in peril of one's life. Hazard arises from something fortuitous or beyond our control; as, the hazard of the seas. Risk is doubtful or uncertain danger, often incurred voluntarily; as, to risk an engagement. Jeopardy is extreme danger. Danger of a contagious disease; the perils of shipwreck; the hazards of speculation; the risk of daring enterprises; a life brought into jeopardy.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dan·ger, v. t. To endanger. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury; "you
           are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of
           disease" [ant: safety]
      2: 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" [syn: risk,
      3: a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of
         traveling by air"
      4: a dangerous place; "He moved out of danger"