See also: péril
- IPA(key): /ˈpɛɹɪl/
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- (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˈpɛɹəl/
- Rhymes: -ɛɹɪl, -ɛɹəl
- A situation of serious and immediate danger.
- Your life is in peril.
- Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.
- the perils of the jungle (animals and insects, weather, etc.)
- (insurance) An event which causes a loss, or the risk of a specific such event.
a situation of serious danger
something that causes, contains, or presents danger
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- (transitive) To cause to be in danger; to imperil; to risk. [from 16th c.]
peril (plural perilles)
- Danger, risk, peril; something that is potentially harmful or risky:
- A location where danger, risk, or peril is present or likely.
- A thing or enterprise which creates peril; anything which creates or which is of peril.
- Sinfulness; religious threat or danger.
- (Late Middle English) Bad fortune; unluckiness or mischance.