Definition of


  1. (noun, state) the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
    there was widespread danger of disease
  2. (noun, act) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    there was a danger he would do the wrong thing
  3. (noun, state) a cause of pain or injury or loss
  4. (noun, location) a dangerous place

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Synonyms of Danger

peril, risk

Antonyms of Danger


Origin of the word Danger

  1. early 13c., "power of a lord or master, jurisdiction," from Anglo-Fr. daunger, O.Fr. dangier "power to harm, mastery," alteration (due to assoc. with damnum) of dongier, from V.L. *dominarium "power of a lord," from L. dominus "lord, master" (see domain). Modern sense of "risk, peril" (from being in the control of someone or something e… more

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Words that sound like Danger

dancer, danseur, demagoguery, diemaker, dining area, dining car, dinosaur, dungaree, dunker

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