(Dan"dy*ize) v. t. & i. To make, or to act, like a dandy; to dandify.
(Dan"dy*ling) n. [Dandy + -ling.] A little or insignificant dandy; a contemptible fop.
Great Dane. (Zoöl.) See Danish dog, under Danish.
(Dane) n. [LL. Dani: cf. AS. Dene.] A native, or a naturalized inhabitant, of Denmark.
(Dane"geld` Dane"gelt`) , n. [AS. danegeld. See Dane, and Geld, n.] (Eng. Hist.) An
annual tax formerly laid on the English nation to buy off the ravages of Danish invaders, or to maintain
forces to oppose them. It afterward became a permanent tax, raised by an assessment, at first of one
shilling, afterward of two shillings, upon every hide of land throughout the realm. Wharton's Law Dict.
(Dane"wort`) n. (Bot.) A fetid European species of elder (Sambucus Ebulus); dwarf elder; wallwort; elderwort;
called also Daneweed, Dane's weed, and Dane's-blood. [Said to grow on spots where battles were
fought against the Danes.]
(Dang) imp. of Ding. [Obs.]
(Dang), v. t. [Cf. Ding.] To dash. [Obs.]
Till she, o'ercome with anguish, shame, and rage,Marlowe.
Danged down to hell her loathsome carriage.
(Dan"ger) n. [OE. danger, daunger, power, arrogance, refusal, difficulty, fr. OF. dagier, dongier
F. danger danger, fr. an assumed LL. dominiarium power, authority, from L. dominium power, property.
See Dungeon, Domain, Dame.]
1. Authority; jurisdiction; control. [Obs.]
In dangerhad he . . . the young girls.Chaucer.
2. Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty. [Obs.] See In one's danger, below.
You stand within his danger, do you not?Shak.
Covetousness of gains hath brought [them] in dangerof this statute.Robynson (More's Utopia).
3. Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity.
4. Difficulty; sparingness. [Obs.] Chaucer.
5. Coyness; disdainful behavior. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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."
Those rich man in whose debt and danger they be not.Robynson
To do danger, to cause danger. [Obs.] Shak.
Syn. Peril; hazard; risk; jeopardy. 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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