Definitions for perilˈpɛr əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•il*ˈpɛr əl(n.; v.)-iled, -il•ing; -illed, -il•ling.

  1. (n.)exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy.

  2. something that causes or may cause injury, loss, or destruction.

  3. (v.t.)to imperil.

* Syn: See danger.

Origin of peril:

1175–1225; ME < OF < L perīculum trial, test, danger

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment(noun)

    a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

  2. riskiness, peril(noun)

    a state of danger involving risk

  3. risk, peril, danger(verb)

    a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

    "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"

  4. endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril(verb)

    pose a threat to; present a danger to

    "The pollution is endangering the crops"

  5. queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril(verb)

    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Wiktionary

  1. peril(Noun)

    A situation of serious and immediate danger.

  2. peril(Noun)

    Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.

    The perils of the jungle (animals and insects, weather, etc)

  3. peril(Verb)

    To cause to be in danger; to imperil.

  4. Origin: peril, from periculum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peril(noun)

    danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction

  2. Peril(verb)

    to expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life

  3. Peril(verb)

    to be in danger

Freebase

  1. Peril

    Peril were a Japanese/Australian industrial band operating throughout the early 1990s. Peril was founded by drummer Tony Buck and were active from 1992 to 1996. The music is mostly improvised with Buck’s drum-triggered samples providing a complex rhythmic base, over this is the turntablism/guitar of Otomo Yoshihide and other rock improvised elements from Michael Sheridan, Kato Hideki from Japan. Hideki was later replaced by Thierry Fossemalle for the band's second album. The group recorded and performed internationally throughout Europe and Asia. Their debut, self-titled album was released on the Dr Jim's label from Melbourne in 1993. "The music was the most extreme collage of styles and textures that I’ve ever been gloriously emersed in. The depth to which sounds were crossed made Zorn’s Naked City sound like a mere pit band."- Sheridan A second album, Multiverse was recorded in Holland between July and October 1993, and released in 1995 on the Sound Factory label from Hong Kong.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

peril(noun)

great danger

You are in great peril; The explorers knew they would face many perils.

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