Ability to harm; someone's dominion or power to harm or penalise. See In one's danger, below. (noun)
To claim liability. (verb)
Examples of word danger
Madison anticipated this precise danger from Slavery, and upheld this precise grant of power in order to counteract this danger_.
"The danger isn't the point -- _it's the fear of danger_," said Darrow.
There was danger to this country, danger of the avenging justice of God, in that little unimportant Popular Sovereignty question of Judge Douglas.
Cornplanter, their most experienced warrior, should not leave them; but that a sufficient deputation, for which they had obtained volunteers, should accompany Col. Proctor, at the same time advising him of the danger, admonishing him to proceed with caution; "_to reach his neck over the land, and take in all the light he could, that would show him his danger_."
That the Government was however determined, and so were all the Departments, that this should never happen again; no doubt the danger from the Socialists was great, all over the world; that _that_ was the _real danger_, and that they would readily make another attempt like the fearful one in June (the result of which for three days was uncertain), but that they had not the power; that he was continually impressing upon all his friends in France the necessity of supporting _whatever_ form of Government there was _whose object_ was the _maintenance of order_, and to unite "contre cet ennemi commun."
"Contrariwise, those private individuals who expose themselves to danger without any legitimate excuse run great risk of tempting God and losing His grace; since it is written that _he that loveth danger_ (still more he that seeketh it) _shall perish in it_." [
The term "danger play" is less frequently found in the literature; it refers to a manoeuvre that guards against an unlikely distribution but loses a vital trick if the lie of cards is more or less normal.
But putting other people in danger is an entirely different matter.
He feels that he is in danger from the animal/men and from Dr. Moreau himself and does not know where to turn.