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dan*ger

Pronunciation: \'d[macron over a]n-j[schwa]r\

noun

1 : the state of not being protected from harm or evil : peril <With my cat around, the mice are in danger.>

2 : something that may cause injury or harm <Astronauts brave the dangers of space travel.>

synonyms: danger, hazard, and risk mean a chance of loss, injury, or death. danger is used for a harm that may or may not be avoided. <This animal is in danger of extinction.> hazard is usually used for a great danger. <They're trying to reduce the hazards of mining.> risk is used for a chance of danger that a person accepts. <There are risks that come with flying a plane.>

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Publication:Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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