DANGER, n. Peril; risk; hazard; exposure to injury, loss, pain or other evil.Our craft is in danger to be set at nought. Acts xix.It is easy to boast of despising death, when there is no danger.
DANGER, v.t. To put in hazard; to expose to loss or injury.
DAN'GER, n. [Fr. Arm. Scot. danger; Norm. daungerous, dubious. This word in Scottish, according to Jamieson, signifies peril, power, or dominion, doubt, hesitation. In Chaucer, it signifies peril, and coyness, sparingness or custody. In old English laws, it denotes a payment in money by forest tenants, to their lord, for permission to plow and sow in the time of pannage or mast-feeding. The primary sense is not obvious. Spenser has the following couplet.
Valiant he should be as fire, / Showing danger more than ire.]
Peril; risk; hazard; exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil. It is easy to boast of despising death, when there is no danger.
Our craft is in danger to be set at naught. – Acts xix.
To put in hazard; to expose to loss or injury. – Shak. But rarely used. [See Endanger, which is generally used.]
- To endanger.
- Power to harm; subjection or liability to
- Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other
evil; peril; risk; insecurity.
- Difficulty; sparingness.
- Coyness; disdainful behavior.