- liability to injury, damage, loss, or pain; peril: to live in constant danger
- a thing that may cause injury, pain, etc.
- Obs. power of a lord, esp. to harm
Origin of dangerMiddle English daunger, power, domination, arrogance from Old French danger, absolute power of an overlord from Vulgar Latin an unverified form dominarium from Classical Latin dominium, lordship from dominus, a master: see dominate