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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


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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