Definitions for peril
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hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangermentnoun
a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
"drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
a state of danger involving risk
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"
endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, perilverb
pose a threat to; present a danger to
"The pollution is endangering the crops"
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, perilverb
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
A situation of serious and immediate danger.
Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.
The perils of the jungle (animals and insects, weather, etc)
To cause to be in danger; to imperil.
Etymology: peril, from periculum.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: peril, Fr. perikel, Dutch; periculum, Lat.
Dear Pyrocles, be liberal unto me of those things, which have made you indeed precious to the world, and now doubt not to tell of your perils. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
How many perils do infold
The righteous man to make him daily fall. Fairy Queen.
In the act what perils shall we find,
If either place, or time, or other course,
Cause us to alter th’ order now assign’d. Daniel.
The love and pious duty which you pay,
Have pass’d the perils of so hard a way. Dryden.
Strong, healthy and young people are more in peril by pestilential fevers, than the weak and old. Arbuthnot.
I told her,
On your displeasure’s peril,
She should not visit you. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
Imminent peril, or imminent danger, is an American legal concept where Imminent peril is "certain danger, immediate, and impending; menacingly close at hand, and threatening." In many states in the USA, a mere necessity for quick action does not constitute an emergency within the doctrine of imminent peril, where the situation calling for the action is one which should reasonably have been anticipated and which the person whose action is called for should have been prepared to meet; the doctrine of imminent peril does not excuse one who has brought about the peril by their own negligence.
Peril is a serious and immediate danger or risk, often physical but can also refer to risks of different types such as financial, emotional, social or spiritual. It implies a threat or hazard that could potentially cause harm or loss.
danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction
to expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life
to be in danger
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
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
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
Instant or impending danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure to injury, loss, or destruction.
To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk, etc.
The numerical value of peril in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of peril in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
When even one American -- who has done nothing wrong -- is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth -- then all Americans are in peril.
All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their own peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their own peril.
Life is action and passion therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
So do so at your own peril.
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
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- perillCatalan, Valencian
- ohrožení, nebezpečíCzech
- risiko, fareDanish
- Risiko, GefahrGerman
- peligro, riesgoSpanish
- vaara, vaaratilanneFinnish
- risque, périlFrench
- gàbhadh, cunnartScottish Gaelic
- veszedelem, veszélyHungarian
- periglio, pericoloItalian
- 危険, 冒険Japanese
- zagrożenie, niebezpieczeństwoPolish
- perigo, riscoPortuguese
- риск, опасность, угрозаRussian
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