from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without danger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from danger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without danger or risk.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The philosopher (saith he) teacheth a disputative virtue, but I do an active: his virtue is excellent in the dangerless academy of Plato, but mine showeth forth her honourable face in the battles of Marathon,

    English literary criticism

  • To be "unassailable" -- to exchange the soul of a Viking for that of a New Yorker, that of the quick pike for that of the lazy carp whose fat back grows moss covered in a dangerless pond -- that must never become the wish of a German.

    New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • His virtue is excellent in the dangerless Academy of Plato, but mine showeth forth her honorable face in the battles of Marathon, Pharsalia, Poitiers, and Agincourt.

    The Defense of Poesy

  • The dove seems still to be escaping from something that pursues -- afraid of enemies even in the dangerless solitudes where the old forests repose in primeval peace.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2

  • But the defiance is cut short by a blow like the kick of a horse, that lands fairly on the eye-socket with a cracking concussion that can be heard above the tumult, and is followed by a roar of delight from the male vermin, who see all the joys before them of battle unshared and dangerless -- the joys bystanders feel in foemen worthy of each other's steel, and open to be made the subject of wagers.

    Somehow Good

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.