peril - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “peril”

See all translations

peril

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈper·əl/ fml
danger, or something that is dangerous: [U] The president said that we are entering a time of great peril.
Translations of “peril”
in Arabic خَطر…
in Korean 위험…
in Malaysian bahaya besar…
in French péril…
in Turkish büyük tehlike…
in Italian pericolo, rischio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巨大的危險, 危難,險境…
in Russian опасность, риск…
in Polish niebezpieczeństwo…
in Vietnamese sự nguy hiểm…
in Spanish peligro…
in Portuguese perigo, risco…
in Thai ภัยอันตราย…
in German die Gefahr…
in Catalan perill, risc…
in Japanese (大きな)危険, 危機…
in Indonesian bahaya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大的危险, 险情,险境…
(Definition of peril from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of peril?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “peril” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

force

physical, especially violent, strength, or power

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More