• Exposure to likely harm; peril.
  • An instance or cause of likely harm.
  • Mischief.
  • The stop indication of a signal (usually in the phrase "at danger").
  • Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See in one's danger, below.
  • Liability.
  • Difficulty; sparingness.
  • Coyness; disdainful behavior.


  • To claim liability.
  • To imperil; to endanger.
  • To run the risk.


  • 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"). Displaced native Old English frēcennes.

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