peril

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French peril, from Latin perīculum.

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peril (plural perils)

  1. A situation of serious and immediate danger.
  2. Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.
    The perils of the jungle (animals and insects, weather, etc)
  3. (insurance) An event which causes a loss, or the risk of a specific such event.

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peril (third-person singular simple present perils, present participle periling, simple past and past participle periled)

  1. (transitive) To cause to be in danger; to imperil. [from 16th c.]
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. XIV:
      "I will have nothing to do with this matter, whatever it is. Do you think I am going to peril my reputation for you?"

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin perīculum.

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peril m (oblique plural peris, nominative singular peris, nominative plural peril)

  1. peril; hazard; danger

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