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Definition of "danger" []

  • Exposure or vulnerability to harm or risk. (noun)
  • A source or an instance of risk or peril. (noun)
  • Obsolete Power, especially power to harm. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "danger" in a sentence
  • "Madison anticipated this precise danger from Slavery, and upheld this precise grant of power in order to counteract this danger_."
  • ""The danger isn't the point -- _it's the fear of danger_," said Darrow."
  • "There was danger to this country, —danger of the avenging justice of God, —in that little unimportant Popular Sovereignty question of Judge Douglas."