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Definition 1: a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury - [noun denoting act]

Samples where danger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
  • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

Synonyms for danger in the sense of this definition

(danger is a kind of ...) any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

(... is a kind of danger ) a risk involving danger

"you take a chance when you let her drive"

(... is a kind of danger ) a risky and uncertain venture

"getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot"

(... is a kind of danger ) a risky act or venture

Definition 2: a dangerous place - [noun denoting location]

Samples where danger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He moved out of danger

(danger is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

Definition 3: the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury - [noun denoting state]

Samples where danger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you are in no danger
  • there was widespread danger of disease

(danger is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of danger ) a standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged

"no one has a right to shout `fire' in a crowded theater when there is no fire because such an action would pose a clear and present danger to public safety"

(... is a kind of danger ) the state of being dangerous

(... is a kind of danger ) the state of being subject to danger or injury

(... is a kind of danger ) a state of danger involving risk

(... is a kind of danger ) the state of being vulnerable or exposed

"his vulnerability to litigation" "his exposure to ridicule"

Definition 4: a cause of pain or injury or loss - [noun denoting state]

Samples where danger or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he feared the dangers of traveling by air

(danger is a kind of ...) any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

(... is a kind of danger ) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

"drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

(... is a kind of danger ) a potentially explosive state

(... is a kind of danger ) something that is a source of danger

"earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"

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