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English noun: danger

1. danger (state) the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury


SamplesYou are in no danger.
There was widespread danger of disease.


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)clear and present danger, exposure, hazardousness, insecurity, peril, perilousness, riskiness, vulnerability


Antonymssafety

2. danger (act) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury


SamplesHe saw the rewards but not the risks of crime.
There was a danger he would do the wrong thing.


Synonymsperil, risk


Broader (hypernym)venture


Narrower (hyponym)chance, crapshoot, gamble

3. danger (state) a cause of pain or injury or loss


SamplesHe feared the dangers of traveling by air.


Broader (hypernym)causal agency, causal agent, cause


Narrower (hyponym)endangerment, hazard, jeopardy, menace, peril, powder keg, risk, threat

4. danger (location) a dangerous place


SamplesHe moved out of danger.


Broader (hypernym)area, country









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