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Definitions for peril
ˈpɛr əlper·il

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangermentnoun

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

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

  2. riskiness, perilnoun

    a state of danger involving risk

  3. risk, peril, dangerverb

    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, perilverb

    pose a threat to; present a danger to

    "The pollution is endangering the crops"

  5. queer, expose, scupper, endanger, perilverb

    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Wiktionary

  1. perilnoun

    A situation of serious and immediate danger.

  2. perilnoun

    Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.

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

  3. perilverb

    To cause to be in danger; to imperil.

  4. Etymology: peril, from periculum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perilnoun

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

  2. Perilverb

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

  3. Perilverb

    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  

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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. Carl T. Rowan, Jr.:

    Let... others call me a hypocrite because I fired a gun in a moment of personal peril. I shall still be for strict gun control. But as long as authorities leave this society awash in drugs and guns, I will protect my family.

  2. Stephen Breyer:

    The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics.

  3. Ian Taylor:

    There is bound to be a huge amount of pressure on the Saudis from one or two people at that meeting to look at this policy again, i can not believe they will want to change their strategy at this moment in time, but you can't rule it out totally... I never like to pre-judge an OPEC meeting. You do that at your peril.

  4. The Republican:

    The peril of again looking away from Putin’s tyranny falls not just on the people of the nations he has violated, it falls on America as well.

  5. June Jordan:

    If any of us hopes to survive, s/he must meet the extremity of the American female condition with immediate and political response. The thoroughly destructive and indefensible subjugation of the majority of Americans cannot continue except at the peril of the entire body politic.

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