(noun, verb)


1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

Similar word(s): endangerment, hazard, jeopardy, risk

Definition categories: state, danger

2. a state of danger involving risk

Similar word(s): riskiness

Definition categories: state, danger

3. a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

Similar word(s): danger, risk

Definition categories: act, venture

Sentences with peril as a noun:

- The perils of the jungle (animals and insects, weather, etc)


1. pose a threat to; present a danger to

Similar word(s): endanger, imperil, jeopardise, jeopardize, menace, threaten

Definition categories: stative, be, exist

2. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Similar word(s): endanger, expose, scupper

Definition categories: communication, affect, impact, touch