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Meaning of JEOPARDY

Pronunciation:  'jepurdee

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

JEOPARDY is a 8 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: hazard, peril, risk
 See Also: danger, health hazard, occupational hazard, sword of Damocles



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.
  2. \Jeop"ard*y\, v. t.
    To jeopardize. [R.] --Thackeray.
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