Definitions for: Jeopardy


[n] a source of danger; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"



Webster (1913) Definition: Jeop"ard*y, n. [OE. jupartie, juperti, jeuparti, OF.
jeu parti an even game, a game in which the chances are even;
OF. jeu, ju, F. jeu (L. jocus jest) + F. partier to divide,
L. partire to divide. See Joke, and Part.]
Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.

There came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they
were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. --Luke
viii. 23.

Look to thyself, thou art in jeopardy. --Shak.

Syn: Danger; peril; hazard; risk. See Danger.


Jeop"ard*y, v. t.
To jeopardize. [R.] --Thackeray.

Synonyms: hazard, peril, risk

See Also: danger, health hazard, occupational hazard, sword of Damocles

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