What does Peril mean?

Definitions for Peril
ˈpɛr əlPer·il

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Peril.

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.

    Etymology: peril, from periculum.

  2. peril(Noun)

    Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.

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

    Etymology: peril, from periculum.

  3. peril(Verb)

    To cause to be in danger; to imperil.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peril

    per′il, n. danger: a source of danger: exposure to danger.—v.t. to expose to danger:—pr.p. per′illing; pa.t. and pa.p. per′illed.adj. Per′ilous, full of peril: dangerous.—adv. Per′ilously.—n. Per′ilousness. [Fr. péril—L. periculum.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. peril

    Does not mean danger or hazard, but comprises such accidents as arise from the elements, and which could not be prevented by any care or skill of the master and crew. (See ACT OF GOD.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. peril

    Instant or impending danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure to injury, loss, or destruction.

  2. peril

    To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk, etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. Peril

    a danger or problem in a particular activity or situation

    1. They put their own lives in peril to rescue their friends. 2. The economy is now in grave peril. 3. a voyage that was fraught with peril 4. the perils posed by mountaineering

    Submitted by anonymous on June 12, 2014  

Anagrams for Peril »

  1. piler, plier, prile

  2. Piler

  3. Plier

  4. Prile

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peril in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peril in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Peril in a Sentence

  1. Winston Churchill:

    A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.

  2. David Horovitz:

    I think that he feels fated that he is leading the Jewish people when it potentially faces a genocidal threat, that is the Netanyahu mindset -- that people are in peril, and he needs to stand firm and say what he wants to say and if necessary take the step that needs to be taken.

  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring:

    The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

  4. Wayne LaPierre:

    Make no mistake: with an opportunity for the president to score political points and claim a cheap victory, this executive action is a bright red line that law-abiding gun owners should cross at their own peril, let me be clear: the NRA will fight this illegal overreach more aggressively than we have ever challenged anything.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    We may do well to be attentive to the good and the bad vibrations in life. Since elephants use their feet to listen to vibrations and thus capture significant codes of impending peril, they might coach humans and teach them how to become “surefooted” in hazardous times. Keeping feet on the ground, however, should not hinder us from flying high and reaching soaring heights. ("Trompe le pied.")

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