Dictionary Results for peril


1. peril - noun

· a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

Synonym(s): hazard, jeopardy, risk, endangerment

Hypernym(s): danger




2. peril - noun

· a state of danger involving risk

Synonym(s): riskiness

Hypernym(s): danger




3. 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"

Synonym(s): risk, danger

Hypernym(s): venture




4. peril - verb

· pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops"

Synonym(s): endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil

Hypernym(s): exist, be




5. peril - verb

· put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Synonym(s): queer, expose, scupper, endanger

Hypernym(s): affect, impact, bear_upon, bear_on, touch_on, touch





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