Danger

Noun

  • (obsolete) Liability.
  • (obsolete) A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.
  • Mischief.

    ""We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 2:1:17)."

  • (obsolete) Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See In one's danger, below.

    ""You stand within his danger, do you not?" (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, 4:1:180)"

  • (obsolete) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
  • An instance or cause of liable harm.

    ""Two territorial questions..unsettled..each of which was a positive danger to the peace of Europe" (Times, 5 Sept. 3/2)."

  • (obsolete) Difficulty; sparingness.
  • Exposure to liable harm.

    ""Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" (William Hazlitt, Table talk)."

Verb

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

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