- (obsolete) Liability.
- (obsolete) A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.
""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)."
- (obsolete) To run the risk.
- (obsolete) To imperil; to endanger.
- (obsolete) To claim liability.