Meaning of DANGER in English


n. 1 liability or exposure to harm. 2 a thing that causes or is likely to cause harm. 3 the status of a railway signal directing a halt or caution. danger list a list of those dangerously ill, esp. in a hospital. danger money extra payment for dangerous work. in danger of likely to incur or to suffer from.

[ earlier sense 'jurisdiction, power': ME f. OF dangier ult. f. L dominus lord ]

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