Associations to the word «Peril»


PERIL, noun. A situation of serious and immediate danger.
PERIL, noun. Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.
PERIL, noun. (insurance) An event which causes a loss, or the risk of a specific such event.
PERIL, verb. (transitive) To cause to be in danger; to imperil. [from 16th c.]

Dictionary definition

PERIL, noun. A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard".
PERIL, noun. A state of danger involving risk.
PERIL, noun. 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".
PERIL, verb. Pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops".
PERIL, verb. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position.

Wise words

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