Per·il n. Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction.
In perils of waters, in perils of robbers. --2 Cor. xi. 26.
With peril great achieved. --Milton.
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.
Syn: -- Hazard; risk; jeopardy. See Danger.
Per·il, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Periled or Perilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Periling or Perilling.] To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life.
Per·il v. i. To be in danger. [Obs.]
n 1: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or
misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" [syn:
hazard, jeopardy, risk]
2: a state of danger involving risk [syn: riskiness]
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,
v 1: pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is
endangering the crops" [syn: endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise,
menace, threaten, imperil]
2: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
[syn: queer, expose, scupper, endanger]