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History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
David McCullough

Meaning of "perilous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PERILOUS

perilous  [ˈpɛrɪləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PERILOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Perilous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PERILOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Perilous

Perilous is the thirteenth studio album by American progressive rock band Glass Hammer, released on October 23, 2012 by Arion Records/Sound Resources. On this album Kamran Alan Shikoh is playing all guitars again, after Cor Cordium in which singer Jon Davison played all acoustic guitars, and the last album with Davison as the sole lead vocalist. It is also noteworthy to note that the song titles, when read in sequence, form a kind of poem. As some previous albums like Journey of the Dunadan or Chronometree, Perilous is a concept album. However band member Steve Babb stated "we have never done a concept album like Perilous. It is essentially one unified vision; one musical idea in thirteen parts or movements. The emotions and ideas expressed in the lyrics ebb and flow with the music; but they have a definite story to tell with a beginning, middle and climactic end."...

Definition of perilous in the English dictionary

The definition of perilous in the dictionary is very hazardous or dangerous.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PERILOUS


acidophilus
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
Angelus
ˈændʒɪləs
arillus
æˈrɪləs
aspergillus
ˌæspəˈdʒɪləs
bacillus
bəˈsɪləs
cancellous
ˈkænsɪləs
corylus
ˈkɒrɪləs
fibrillous
ˈfɪbrɪləs
juryless
ˈdʒʊərɪləs
killas
ˈkɪləs
lactobacillus
ˌlæktəʊbəˈsɪləs
malus
ˈmeɪləs
nautilus
ˈnɔːtɪləs
pilous
ˈpaɪləs
scurrilous
ˈskʌrɪləs
stylus
ˈstaɪləs
talus
ˈteɪləs
tendrillous
ˈtendrɪləs
Theophilus
θɪˈɒfɪləs
villous
ˈvɪləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PERILOUS

perigyny
perihelia
perihelial
perihelion
perihepatic
perihepatitis
perikaryal
perikaryon
peril
perilla
perilously
perilousness
perilune
perilymph
perimenopausal
perimenopause
perimeter
perimeter fence
perimeter wall
perimetral

WORDS THAT END LIKE PERILOUS

acidophilous
ammophilous
anemophilous
battailous
coprophilous
entomophilous
eosinophilous
geophilous
lithophilous
myrmecophilous
rhizophilous
ridiculous
sibilous
Siege Perilous
symphilous
tendrilous
thermophilous
tropophilous
unperilous
verisimilous
xerophilous

Synonyms and antonyms of perilous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PERILOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «perilous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of perilous

Translation of «perilous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PERILOUS

Find out the translation of perilous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of perilous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «perilous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

险恶的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

peligroso
570 millions of speakers

English

perilous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खतरनाक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

محفوفة بالمخاطر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опасно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perigoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিপজ্জনক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

périlleux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berbahaya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gefährlich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

危険に満ちた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

매우 위험한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Perilous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nguy ngập
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆபத்தான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धोक्याचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tehlikeli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pericoloso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niebezpieczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

небезпечно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

periculoasă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επικίνδυνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gevaarlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vådliga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

farefulle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of perilous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PERILOUS»

The term «perilous» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.785 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PERILOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about perilous

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10 QUOTES WITH «PERILOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word perilous.
1
Alain Badiou
The declaration of love marks the transition from chance to destiny, and that's why it is so perilous and so burdened with a kind of horrifying stage fright.
2
Tom Chatfield
Modern motor vehicles are safer and more reliable than they have ever been - yet more than 1 million people are killed in car accidents around the world each year, and more than 50 million are injured. Why? Largely because one perilous element in the mechanics of driving remains unperfected by progress: the human being.
3
Leslie Cockburn
When you are on assignment, you stick to the facts, limit your vision, and often cut out the most revealing material. There is no texture, no shades of gray. In fiction, you can bring the reader on the perilous journey with your characters as they discover that war is more like a wilderness of mirrors, full of danger and uncertainty.
4
Maria Edgeworth
Fortune's wheel never stands still the highest point is therefore the most perilous.
5
John Grierson
It is often more important to act than to understand... there are times... when two conflicting opinions, though one happens to be right, are more perilous than one opinion which is wrong.
6
Francesco Guicciardini
Conspiracies, since they cannot be engaged in without the fellowship of others, are for that reason most perilous; for as most men are either fools or knaves, we run excessive risk in making such folk our companions.
7
James Earl Jones
Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds, you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race.
8
Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
9
David McCullough
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
10
Edna St. Vincent Millay
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PERILOUS»

Discover the use of perilous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to perilous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math
Uses perilious situations to inspire readers as they solve word problems using fractions, algebra, geometry, probability, expressions, and equations.
Sean Connolly, 2012
2
Perilous Passage: Mankind and the Global Ascendancy of Capital
In this innovative and ambitious global history, distinguished economic historian Amiya Kumar Bagchi traces the global history of human change and survival under the sway of capitalism since the voyages of Columbus.
Amiya Kumar Bagchi, 2005
3
Experiment Perilous: Physicians and Patients Facing the Unknown
Experiment Perilous covers a three-year period in the lives of the patients and physicians in a small and intense hospital community. It represents a pioneering, participant-observation-based study of a hospital ward as a social system.
‎1997
4
A Perilous Progress: Economists and Public Purpose in ...
This book offers important, even troubling insights to readers interested in the modern economic and political history of the United States and perplexed by recent trends in public policy debate.
Michael Alan Bernstein, 2001
5
Perilous Performances: Gender and Regency in Early Modern France
In a book addressing those interested in the transformation of monarchy into the modern state and in intersections of gender and political power, Katherine Crawford examines the roles of female regents in early modern France.
Katherine Crawford, 2009
6
The Perilous Gard
In 1558 while imprisoned in a remote castle, a young girl becomes involved in a series of events that leads to an underground labyrinth peopled by the last practitioners of druidic magic.
Elizabeth Marie Pope, 2001
7
Lost moon: the perilous voyage of Apollo 13
Recounts how after only fifty hours into its flight to the moon, the Apollo 13 space ship was rocked by an explosion, and tells how the ship was brought under control, and the crew safely returned to earth.
Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger, 1994
8
A Perilous Calling: The Hazards of Psychotherapy Practice
In reading this book, professionals will learn how to take better care of themselves both in their professional and personal lives and will find new ways to transform those perils into opportunities for growth and mastery.
Michael B. Sussman, 1995
9
Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime - From the Sedition ...
An investigation into how free speech and other civil liberties have been compromised in America by war in six historical periods describes how presidents, Supreme Court justices, and resistors contributed to the administration of civil ...
Geoffrey R. Stone, 2005
10
Perilous Memories: The Asia-Pacific War(s)
DIVA rethinking of the differing national memories of the Second World War in the Pacific in light of recent theories of nationalism, imperialism, and colonialism./div "Unsettling official national accounts with memories of war from Okinawa ...
T T. Fujitani, Geoffrey M. White, Lisa Yoneyama, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PERILOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term perilous is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Chris Froome confirmed winner amid perilous conditions in Paris
Chris Froome was this evening confirmed as the winner of the Tour de France for a second time as rain in Paris forced organisers to stop the ... «The Times, Jul 15»
2
Family traditions and perilous pursuit draw North Coast abalone divers
Chris Chouteau, of Healdsburg, navigates slick rocks as he returns with his limit of three abalone, north of Fort Ross, Calif. (Christopher Chung/ ... «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jul 15»
3
MBIA (MBI) In A Perilous Reversal
Trade-Ideas LLC identified MBIA ( MBI) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition to specific ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
4
Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) In A Perilous Reversal
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
5
Trade-Ideas: Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS) Is Today's "Perilous
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Hornbeck Offshore Services ( HOS) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
6
Perilous Reversal Watch: 58.com (WUBA)
Trade-Ideas LLC identified 58.com ( WUBA) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition to specific ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
7
Perilous Reversal Stock: Sanchez Energy (SN)
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Sanchez Energy ( SN) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition to ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
8
Cirrus Logic (CRUS) Showing Signs Of Perilous Reversal Today
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Cirrus Logic ( CRUS) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition to specific ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
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Perilous Reversal Watch: LifeLock (LOCK)
Trade-Ideas LLC identified LifeLock ( LOCK) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition to specific ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
10
Intra-Cellular Therapies (ITCI) Is Today's Perilous Reversal Stock
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Intra-Cellular Therapies ( ITCI) as a "perilous reversal" (up big yesterday but down big today) candidate. In addition ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Perilous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/perilous>. Aug 2020 ».
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