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Definitions for peril
ˈpɛr əlper·il

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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. Tawatchai Thaikaew:

    The media know that the children are in a difficult situation, they have overcome peril and if you ask risky questions then it could break the law, we don't know what wounds the kids are carrying in the hearts.

  2. Matt Travis:

    We generally had try to fly under the radar, knowing how fraught with peril this election might be because of the non-traditional way the votes would eventually be tabulated and the timing of that... we tried to kind of filter out that noise.

  3. Alice Walker:

    The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.

  4. J. Michael Straczynski, Babylon 5 (Television Series):

    There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender.

  5. Patrick Dunleavy:

    If we continue to downplay the threat, we do so at our own peril.

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