To live in constant danger.
When you are alone in a bad neighborhood late at night, this is an example of a time when you are in danger.
A drunk driver is an example of a danger.
"Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars" (William Hazlitt, Table talk).
"We put a Sting in him, / That at his will he may doe danger with" (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 2:1:17).
"Two territorial questions..unsettled..each of which was a positive danger to the peace of Europe" (Times, 5 Sept. 3/2).
Other Word Forms
Origin of danger
- Middle English daunger power, dominion, peril from Old French dangier from Vulgar Latin dominiārium authority, power from Latin dominium sovereignty from dominus lord, master dem- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition