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Jeopardy

Jeopardy Meaning & Definition
Jeopardy Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jeopardy?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jeopardy: hazard | peril | risk

Related Terms | Find terms related to Jeopardy: accident | breakers ahead | cardhouse | cause for alarm | chance | compromise | crisis | danger | dangerous ground | emergency | endangerment | exposure | gaping chasm | gathering clouds | hap | hazard | house of cards | imperil | imperilment | jeopard | jeopardize | liability | menace | openness | pass | peril | pinch | plight | predicament | quicksand | risk | rocks ahead | sensitiveness | storm clouds | strait | susceptibility | thin ice | threat | uncertainty | vulnerability

See Also | danger | health hazard | occupational hazard | sword of Damocles

Jeopardy In Webster's Dictionary

\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.

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