- (obsolete) Able to harm; subjection or liability to penalty. See In one's danger, below.
- "You stand within his , do you not?" (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, 4:1:180)
- (obsolete) Difficulty; sparingness.
- (obsolete) Coyness; disdainful behavior.
- (obsolete) A place where one is in the hands of the enemy.
- Exposure to liable harm.
- "Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" (Hazlitt, Table talk).
- An instance or cause of liable harm.
- "Two territorial questions..unsettled..each of which was a positive to the peace of Europe" (Times, 5 Sept. 3/2).
- "We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe with" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 2:1:17).
Etymology: From Latin dominium through Middle English daunger and Anglo-French dangier
- (obsolete) To claim liability.
- (obsolete) To imperil; to endanger.
- (obsolete) To run the risk.
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