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EtymologyEdit

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]

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danger (countable and uncountable, plural dangers)

  1. Exposure to likely harm; peril.
    • William Hazlitt, Table Talk
      Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars.
  2. An instance or cause of likely harm.
    • Times, 5 Sept. 3/2)
      Two territorial questions [] unsettled [] each of which was a positive danger to the peace of Europe.
  3. (obsolete) Mischief.
    • Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 2:1:17
      We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with.
  4. (mainly outside US, rail transport) The stop indication of a signal (usually in the phrase "at danger").
    The north signal was at danger because of the rockslide.
  5. (obsolete) Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See in one's danger, below.
    • Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 4:1:180
      You stand within his danger, do you not?
    • Robynson (More's Utopia)
      Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in danger of this statute.
  6. (obsolete) Liability.
    • 1526, Bible, tr. William Tyndale, Matthew V:
      Thou shalt not kyll. Whosoever shall kyll, shalbe in daunger of iudgement.
  7. (obsolete) Difficulty; sparingness.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
  8. (obsolete) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, "The Wife of Bath," 521-24)
      With daunger oute we al oure chaffare; / Greet prees at market maketh deere ware, / And to greet cheep is holde at litel prys: / This knoweth every womman that is wys.

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danger (third-person singular simple present dangers, present participle dangering, simple past and past participle dangered)

  1. (obsolete) To claim liability.
  2. (obsolete) To imperil; to endanger.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) To run the risk.

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  • Oxford English Dictionary

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French dangier, alteration of Old French dongier (due to association with Latin damnum (damage)) from Vulgar Latin *domniārium (authority, power) from Latin dominus (lord, master).

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danger m (plural dangers)

  1. danger
  2. jeopardy (danger of loss, harm, or failure)

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