Definitions for: Peril


[n] 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"
[n] a source of danger; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
[n] a state of danger involving risk
[v] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
[v] pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"



Webster (1913) Definition: Per"il, n. [F. p['e]ril, fr. L. periculum, periclum,
akin to peritus experienced, skilled, and E. fare. See
Fare, and cf. Experience.]
Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or
property to injury, loss, or destruction.

In perils of waters, in perils of robbers. --2 Cor. xi.
26.

Adventure hard With peril great achieved. --Milton.

At, or On, one's peril, with risk or danger to one; at
the hazard of. ``On thy soul's peril.'' --Shak.

Syn: Hazard; risk; jeopardy. See Danger.


Per"il, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Periledor Perilled; p.
pr. & vb. n. Periling or Perilling.]
To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's
life.


Per"il, v. i.
To be in danger. [Obs.] --Milton.

Synonyms: danger, endanger, endanger, expose, hazard, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, jeopardy, menace, queer, risk, risk, riskiness, scupper, threaten

See Also: affect, be, bear on, bear upon, chance, compromise, danger, exist, gamble, health hazard, impact, occupational hazard, speculativeness, subject, sword of Damocles, touch, touch on, venture

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