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NOUN (3)

1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune;
- Example: "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
[syn: hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment]

2. a state of danger involving risk;
[syn: riskiness, peril]

3. a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury;
- Example: "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"
- Example: "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
[syn: risk, peril, danger]


VERB (2)

1. pose a threat to; present a danger to;
- Example: "The pollution is endangering the crops"
[syn: endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril]

2. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position;
[syn: queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peril \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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peril \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. [1913 Webster] In perils of waters, in perils of robbers. --2 Cor. xi. 26. [1913 Webster] Adventure hard With peril great achieved. --Milton. [1913 Webster] At one's peril, or On one's peril, with risk or danger to one; at the hazard of. "On thy soul's peril." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Hazard; risk; jeopardy. See Danger. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Peril \Per"il\, v. i. To be in danger. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

peril n 1: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" [syn: hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment] 2: a state of danger involving risk [syn: riskiness, peril] 3: 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" [syn: risk, peril, danger] v 1: pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops" [syn: endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril] 2: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position [syn: queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "peril": breakers ahead, cardhouse, cause for alarm, compromise, crisis, danger, dangerous ground, desultoriness, emergency, encounter danger, endanger, endangerment, expose, exposure, gamble, gamble with, gaping chasm, gathering clouds, hazard, house of cards, imperil, imperilment, incur danger, infirmity, insecurity, insolidity, instability, insubstantiality, jeopard, jeopardize, jeopardy, lay open, liability, menace, openness, pass, perilousness, pinch, plight, precariousness, predicament, put in danger, put in jeopardy, quicksand, risk, riskiness, rocks ahead, shakiness, shiftiness, shiftingness, slipperiness, speculativeness, storm clouds, strait, subjection, susceptibility, thin ice, threat, ticklishness, treacherousness, treachery, unauthenticity, unauthoritativeness, uncertainty, undependability, unfaithworthiness, unreliability, unsolidity, unsoundness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness, unsubstantiality, unsureness, untrustworthiness, vulnerability
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PERIL. The accident by which a thing is lost Lee,. Dr. Rom. 911.