Meaning of peril


Pronunciation: (per'ul), [key]
— n., v., -iled, -il•ing -illed, -il•ling.
  1. exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger: They faced the peril of falling rocks.
  2. something that causes or may cause injury, loss, or destruction.
  1. to expose to danger; imperil; risk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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