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




Famous Quotes Containing Jeopardy:


If one student is unable to get online, it cripples that student's team and puts the whole course in jeopardy.

-- John Gallagher (Canadian Businessman)

In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don't feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy.

-- Adrienne Barbeau (American Actress)

We're loosely calling it The River Project, but hopefully the pieces that we put together will be educational pieces that will throw some light on the situation as to what kind of jeopardy may be surrounding our great rivers.

-- Richard Dean Anderson (American Actor)

I have no inhibitions about smoking or drinking, but I think too much of my voice to place it in jeopardy. I have spent many good years in training and cultivating it, and I would be foolish to do anything which might impair or ruin it.

-- Jeanette MacDonald (American Actress)

Most producers I've known were writers first, and writing is a vital part of any game show. You could easily argue that the writing is the key ingredient that makes 'Jeopardy!' so great.

-- Randy West (American Entertainer)

I want to make it clear that I honestly answered every question put to me during the so-called Iran-Contra hearings. But if they didn't ask me about something, I wasn't about to reveal things that would put other people in jeopardy.

-- Oliver North (American Soldier)

I turned into a workaholic to the point of where my health was in jeopardy.

-- Tab Hunter (American Actor)

When I was born in 1942, World War II was still going. And I began to realize when I became a young adult that if we don't teach our kids a better way of relating to their fellow human beings, the very future of humanity on the planet is in jeopardy.

-- Graham Nash (British Musician)

You don't get a chance to take a breath but when you do, you have some really good comedy moments that ease up on the tension that the movie is centered around which is Kim being kidnapped and her son and husband being kidnapped and the jeopardy that they're in.

-- David R. Ellis (American Director)

I've slept with a couple of people and made some poor choices and put things in jeopardy with... what I was happy with, and that's my own fault. I've got no one else to blame about that stuff.

-- Shane Warne (Australian Athlete)

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.

-- Hannah Arendt (German Historian)

Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe.

-- Thomas Carper (American Economist)

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.

-- Walt Whitman (American Poet)

Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy.

-- John Dewey (American Philosopher)

I've always been fascinated by activists, people who will devote their life to a cause, people who go to India and to Africa and put their life in jeopardy to do what they believe is right.

-- Rachel Weisz (British Actress)

And understandably so, that when you're in legal jeopardy, you really cannot put yourself in a position to open yourself up to the media.

-- Monica Lewinsky (American Celebrity)

The men and women who make up a plane's crew put their lives in jeopardy each time they fly. It's our job as much as anyone's to make sure we make it as safe as possible up there for them.

-- Dave Reichert (American Politician)

If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose.

-- Derek Jeter (American Athlete)

It is the Constitution of the United States that has been undermined, undercut, and is under attack. It is the American people's liberties that is in jeopardy. That is why I wrote 'Losing America.'

-- Robert Byrd (American Politician)

If you really believe the number one priority of our government is the protection of our people, then the idea of being defenseless against an intercontinental ballistic missile or any other type of weapon system that puts us in jeopardy is not acceptable.

-- Don Nickles (American Politician)


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