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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  In  perils  of  waters,  in  perils  of  robbers.  --2  Cor.  xi 
  Adventure  hard  With  peril  great  achieved.  --Milton. 
  {At},  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}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Peril  \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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Peril  \Per"il\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  in  danger.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  source  of  danger;  "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},  {menace}, 
  {threaten},  {imperil}] 
  2:  put  in  a  dangerous,  disadvantageous,  or  difficult  position 
  [syn:  {queer},  {expose},  {scupper},  {endanger}] 

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