Meaning of “danger” in the English Dictionary

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"danger" in British English

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dangernoun

uk /ˈdeɪn.dʒər/ us /ˈdeɪn.dʒɚ/

A2 [ C or U ] the possibility of harm or death to someone:

Danger! Keep out!
He drove so fast that I really felt my life was in danger.
The doctors say he is now out of danger (= is not expected to die although he has been extremely sick).
the dangers of rock-climbing

B1 [ C ] something or someone that may harm you:

Icy roads are a danger to drivers.
The judge described him as a danger to society.
danger of sth

A2 the possibility that something bad will happen:

If there's any danger of seeing Gary at the party, I'm not going.
If he carries on like this he's in danger of losing his job.

More examples

  • The danger of shipwreck is much greater in fog.
  • The future of our planet is in danger if we continue to plunder it as we do.
  • The patient is now out of danger.
  • There is some danger of low level radiation.
  • The government have today issued a warning about the dangers of sunbathing.

(Definition of “danger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"danger" in American English

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dangernoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈdeɪn·dʒər/

the possibility of harm or death, or of something unpleasant happening:

[ U ] I felt my life was in danger.
[ U ] They’re in danger of losing the playoffs.

A danger is also a harmful influence:

[ C ] the dangers of air pollution

(Definition of “danger” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)