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 for Danger
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Danger \Dan"ger\, n. [OE. danger, daunger, power, arrogance,
     refusal, difficulty, fr. OF. dagier, dongier (with same
     meaning), F. danger danger, fr. an assumed LL. dominiarium
     power, authority, from L. dominium power, property. See
     Dungeon, Domain, Dame.]
     1. Authority; jurisdiction; control. [Obs.]
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              In dangerhad he . . . the young girls. --Chaucer.
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     2. Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty. [Obs.]
        See In one's danger, below.
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              You stand within his danger, do you not? --Shak.
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              Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in
              dangerof this statute.                --Robynson
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     3. Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril;
        risk; insecurity.
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     4. Difficulty; sparingness. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     5. Coyness; disdainful behavior. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     In one's danger, in one's power; liable to a penalty to be
        inflicted by him. [Obs.] This sense is retained in the
        proverb, "Out of debt out of danger."
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              Those rich man in whose debt and danger they be not.
     To do danger, to cause danger. [Obs.] --Shak.
     Syn: Peril; hazard; risk; jeopardy.
     Usage: Danger, Peril, Hazard, Risk, Jeopardy.
            Danger is the generic term, and implies some
            contingent evil in prospect. Peril is instant or
            impending danger; as, in peril of one's life. Hazard
            arises from something fortuitous or beyond our
            control; as, the hazard of the seas. Risk is doubtful
            or uncertain danger, often incurred voluntarily; as,
            to risk an engagement. Jeopardy is extreme danger.
            Danger of a contagious disease; the perils of
            shipwreck; the hazards of speculation; the risk of
            daring enterprises; a life brought into jeopardy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Danger \Dan"ger\, v. t.
     To endanger. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury; "you
           are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease"
           [ant: safety]
      2: a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or
         injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime";
         "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing" [syn:
         risk, peril, danger]
      3: a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of
         traveling by air"
      4: a dangerous place; "He moved out of danger"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "danger":
     dangerous ground, desultoriness, emergency, exigency, hazard,
     in danger of, infirmity, insecurity, insolidity, instability,
     insubstantiality, jeopardy, menace, pass, peril, perilousness,
     precariousness, precipice, risk, riskiness, shakiness, shiftiness,
     shiftingness, slipperiness, speculativeness, thin ice, threat,
     ticklishness, treacherousness, treachery, unauthenticity,
     unauthoritativeness, undependability, unfaithworthiness,
     unreliability, unsolidity, unsoundness, unsteadfastness,
     unsteadiness, unsubstantiality, unsureness, untrustworthiness

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  DANGER, n.
      A savage beast which, when it sleeps,
          Man girds at and despises,
      But takes himself away by leaps
          And bounds when it arises.
                                                            Ambat Delaso

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