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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dan"ger
  1. Authority; jurisdiction; control.(Obs)"In dangerhad he . . . the young girls." [Chaucer.]
  2. Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty.(Obs)In one's danger"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)
    synonyms: 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.

Etymology: OE. danger daunger, power, arrogance, refusal, difficulty, fr. OF. dagier dongierwith same meaning), F. danger danger, fr. an assumed LL. dominiarium power, authority, from L. dominium power, property. See Dungeon Domain Dame

verb Dan"ger
To endanger.
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  1. A venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury ("there was a danger he would do the wrong thing")
  2. A dangerous place ("He moved out of danger")
  3. The condition of being susceptible to harm or injury ("you are in no danger" and "there was widespread danger of disease")
  4. A cause of pain or injury or loss ("he feared the dangers of traveling by air")

From Middle English daunger (“power, dominion, peril”), from Anglo-Norman dangier, from Old French dangier, alteration of Old French dongier (due to association with Latin damnum (“damage”)) from Vulgar Latin *dominārium (“authority, power”) from Latin dominus (“lord, master”).

  1. (obsolete) Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See In one's danger, below.
    "You stand within his , do you not?" (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, 4:1:180)
  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.
    " is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" (William Hazlitt, Table talk).
  7. An instance or cause of liable harm.
    "Two territorial questions..unsettled..each of which was a positive to the peace of Europe" (Times, 5 Sept. 3/2).
  8. Mischief.
    "We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe with" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 2:1:17).
  9. (mainly outside US, rail transport) The stop indication of a signal. (usually used in the phrase "at danger")
    "The north signal was at because of the rockslide."

danger was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Danger

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Danger Room is a comics character.


Danger was born in 1975.


Danger Silent is a metalcore, avant-garde metal, alternative metal, crossover thrash, post-hardcore, emo, and alternative rock singer-songwriter, musician, audio engineer, producer, recording studio owner, and record producer. They plays Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, piano, drums, and Drum kit. They were most prominent from 2004 to 2004. Danger was given the name Christopher Julian Vaughn on June 19th, 1987. Danger is also known as heaven.sent [chris], heaven.sent[chris], and Danger Silent.


Danger was born on August 26th, 1947. He died on May 9th, 2010.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Danger

Abella was born on November 19th, 1995 in Miami, Florida, United States.


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Allison Danger is a wrestler. Allison was born on March 31st, 1977 in Winnipeg.


Alberto Juantorena Danger is an athlete. Alberto was born on November 21st, 1950 in Santiago de Cuba.


Jakob Danger is an alternative rock musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Drum kit, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 2015 to present. Jakob was given the name Jakob Danger Armstrong on September 12th, 1998 in Oakland, California, US. Jakob is also known as Jakob Danger.


Míster Danger is a fictional character.


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Popularity of Danger as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Danger U.S.
  White 62.96% 64.26%
  African American 20.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 13.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Danger

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Fun Facts about the name Danger

  • How Popular is the name Danger? Danger is the 46,090th most popular name of all time. As a last name Danger was the 46,404th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Danger have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54 babies born with the first name Danger in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Danger? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2009 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Danger first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Danger is Tuesday, June 29th, 1943.
  • What year had the most people named Danger born? The highest recorded use of the first name Danger was in 2012 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Danger: Your name in reverse order is Regnad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ngrade. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Danger? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 459 people with the last name Danger.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Danger? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Danger as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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