in danger, at risk, said of something where there is a strong possibility something bad will happen to it (for example, a species in danger of going extinct)

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  • endangered — en*dan gered, a. 1. Being in a condition or situation where life or serious harm is possible; in danger; at risk. [PJC] 2. Small in numbers, with significant possibility of extinction; of species. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endangered — index aleatory (perilous), insecure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • endangered — [adj] imperiled at risk, facing extinction, in danger, threatened; concepts 231,407 …   New thesaurus

  • endangered — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in danger of extinction …   English terms dictionary

  • endangered — adjective Date: 1964 being or relating to an endangered species < an endangered bird > < put on the endangered list > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endangered — said of a taxon facing imminent extirpation (nationally) or extinction (world wide). In the IUCN Criteria for threatened species, a taxon is Endangered when it is not Critically Endangered but is facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • endangered — /en dayn jeuhrd/, adj. 1. threatened with a danger: endangered lives of trapped coal miners. 2. threatened with extinction: The bald eagle may be endangered. [1590 1600; ENDANGER + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Endangered — Endanger En*dan ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endangered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Endangering}.] 1. To put to hazard; to bring into danger or peril; to expose to loss or injury; as, to endanger life or peace. [1913 Webster] All the other difficulties of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endangered — adj. Endangered is used with these nouns: ↑animal, ↑bird, ↑habitat, ↑mammal, ↑species, ↑wildlife …   Collocations dictionary

  • Endangered —   (EN)   IUCN Red List category in which a taxon is facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.   See also Critically Endangered, Data Deficient, Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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