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per·il

 (pĕr′əl)
n.
1.
a. Imminent danger: a sign warning of the peril of falling rocks.
b. Exposure to the risk of harm or loss: in peril of losing his savings.
2. Something that endangers or involves risk: couldn't avoid the perils of the desert.
tr.v. per·iled, per·il·ing, per·ils also per·illed or per·il·ling Archaic
To expose to danger or the chance of injury; imperil.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin perīculum; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

peril

(ˈpɛrɪl)
n
exposure to risk or harm; danger or jeopardy
[C13: via Old French from Latin perīculum]

per•il

(ˈpɛr əl)

n., v. -iled, -il•ing (esp. Brit.) -illed, -il•ling. n.
1. exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy.
2. something that causes or may cause injury, loss, or destruction.
v.t.
3. to imperil.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin perīculum trial, test, danger]
syn: See danger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peril - a source of dangerperil - a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
danger - a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air"
health hazard - hazard to the health of those exposed to it
moral hazard - (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance); "insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest"
occupational hazard - any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury
sword of Damocles - a constant and imminent peril; "the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles"
2.peril - a state of danger involving risk
danger - the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury; "you are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease"
speculativeness - financial risk; "he rejected stocks that didn't pay dividends because of their speculativeness"
3.peril - 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"
venture - any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
chance - a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"
crapshoot - a risky and uncertain venture; "getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot"
gamble - a risky act or venture
Verb1.peril - pose a threat toperil - pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"
exist, be - have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?"
2.peril - put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
compromise - expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute; "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"

peril

noun
1. danger, risk, threat, hazard, menace, jeopardy, perilousness sailors in peril on the sea
2. (often plural) pitfall, problem, risk, hazard the perils of starring in a TV commercial
pitfall security, safety, certainty, surety, invulnerability, impregnability

peril

noun
Exposure to possible harm, loss, or injury:
verb
To subject to danger or destruction:
Translations
nebezpečíohrožení
farerisiko
hætta, háski
rizikinga situacija
briesmasrisks
nevarnost
büyük tehlike

peril

[ˈperɪl] Nriesgo m, peligro m
to be in perilestar en or correr peligro
she was in peril of her lifesu vida estaba en peligro, corría el riesgo or peligro de perder la vida
do it at your perilhágalo por su cuenta y riesgo

peril

[ˈpɛrəl] npéril m
to do sth at one's peril → faire qch à ses risques et périls
Anyone who breaks the law does so at their peril → Quiconque enfreint la loi le fait à ses risques et périls.

peril

nGefahr f; he is in great periler schwebt in großer Gefahr; to be in peril of one’s lifein Lebensgefahr sein; the cliff is in peril of collapsinges besteht die Gefahr, dass die Klippen einstürzen; do it at your (own) perilauf Ihre eigene Gefahr

peril

[ˈpɛrɪl] npericolo
at your peril → a tuo rischio e pericolo

peril

(ˈperil) noun
great danger. You are in great peril; The explorers knew they would face many perils.
ˈperilous adjective
very dangerous. a perilous journey.
ˈperilousness noun
ˈperilously adverb
dangerously. He came perilously close to death.

peril

n. peligro, riesgo.
References in classic literature ?
In a motor boat, an airship, and a submarine respectively the young inventor had gone through many perils.
We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves.
It was the recollection of those memorable words of his -- "I'll try, Sir" -- spoken on the very verge of a desperate and heroic enterprise, and breathing the soul and spirit of New England hardihood, comprehending all perils, and encountering all.
He passed the tree in safety, but new perils lay before him.
The icy slope, the turn mistaken at night and in liquor, accounted for much--practically, in the end and after the inquest and boundless chatter, for everything; but there had been matters in his life-- strange passages and perils, secret disorders, vices more than suspected-- that would have accounted for a good deal more.
Then the wild and distant seas where he rolled his island bulk; the undeliverable, nameless perils of the whale; these, with all the attending marvels of a thousand Patagonian sights and sounds, helped to sway me to my wish.
Jurgis had given them so many instructions and warned them against so many perils, that the women were quite pale with fright, and even the imperturbable delicatessen vender, who prided himself upon being a businessman, was ill at ease.
A missionary figure among the fugitives in Canada told us that many of the fugitives confessed themselves to have escaped from comparatively kind masters, and that they were induced to brave the perils of escape, in almost every case, by the desperate horror with which they regarded being sold south,--a doom which was hanging either over themselves or their husbands, their wives or children.
Oh, prithee delay not; to delay at such a time were to double and treble the perils that already compass thee about.
At first the talk was a little gloomy, and ran mainly upon the shortness of life, the uncertainty of it, the perils which beset it, and the need and wisdom of being always prepared for the worst; this shaded off into low-voiced references to the dangers of the deep, and kindred matters; but as the gray east began to redden and the mysterious solemnity and silence of the dawn to give place to the joy-songs of the birds, the talk took a cheerier tone, and our spirits began to rise steadily.
what perils he en- countered in his endeavors to escape from his hor- rible doom
My world had for some years been in Lowood: my experience had been of its rules and systems; now I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils.