jeopardy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jeopardy a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jeopardy 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 .""Look to thyself, thou art in jeopardy ."
    • v. t Jeopardy To jeopardize.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jeopardy An even chance; a game evenly balanced.
    • n jeopardy Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger; peril. A person is in legal jeopardy, within the constitutional protection against being put twice in Jeopardy for the same offense, when he is put upon trial, before a court of competent jurisdiction, upon indictment or information which is sufficient in form and substance to sustain a conviction, and a jury has been sworn, unless such jury, without having rendered a verdict, were discharged for good cause (or, according to some authorities, by absolute necessity), or by the consent of the accused.
    • n jeopardy Synonyms Peril, etc. See danger and risk.
    • jeopardy To jeopardize: as, he jeopardied his fame.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jeopardy jep′ard-i hazard, danger
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. jeu parti, a divided game—Low L. jocus partitus—L. jocus, a game, partitus, divided—partīri, to divide.

Usage

In literature:

Perchance, in jeopardy of war, 235 Where gayer crests may keep afar.
"Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
Jason knew his life was still in jeopardy, until he gave an answer that satisfied these men.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
I will not put his soul in jeopardy by committing him to a father unworthy the name.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
She's dropping down this river all alone; pirates nor scoundrels nor river storms nor jeopardies seem to disturb her in the least.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
The jeopardy of election did not concern him.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
The peace of the Far East is thus in jeopardy.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
We all, saving a woman here and there, have our sins, little and great, and many times in the day we put in jeopardy that future bliss.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
Miko, with his ungovernable temper, was doing things that put their plans in jeopardy.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
When his life hung in jeopardy her secret was revealed to me.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
In concentrating his official efforts against him he realized the jeopardy in which his own regard for Kate Seton placed him.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

"For Scotland's conquer'd up and down;
Landmen we'll never be!
Now, will you go, my brethren two,
And try some jeopardy?"
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
The great Earl in his stirrups stood,
That Highland host to see:
"Now here a knight that's stout and good
May prove a jeopardie:
"Elspeth's Ballad" by Sir Walter Scott
"Now shame it were," cried good Lord James,
"Shall never be said of me,
That I and mine have turn'd aside,
From the Cross in jeopardie!
"The Heart Of The Bruce" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
He sayd, "Come hither, Christopher Norton,
A gallant youth thou seemst to bee;
What doest thou counsell me, my sonne,
Now that good erle's in jeopardy?"
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British
From Indian blood you deem him sprung:
But no! he spake the English tongue,
And bore a soldier's name;
And, when America was free
From battle and from jeopardy,
He 'cross the ocean came.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Present BJCTA in jeopardy of destruction .
I see in recent news reports the future of the present BJCTA is totally in jeopardy of destruction .
A destructive Congress has placed US in jeopardy Kevin Blaum In the Arena.
Kansas football in jeopardy of dipping below.500 all time.
He is now such a demonized figure in the diving community his life-long dream of becoming a rescue diver is in jeopardy as several diving schools have denied him admission since the octopus scandal.
What questions do you have about UCF's future with the Big East in jeopardy.
Reservist's Congressional campaign in jeopardy with call to duty in Afghanistan.
Do you remember last Friday when I said that the threat for earliest freeze was in jeopardy.
Re "Voting in jeopardy," Opinion, Aug 7.
AccuWeather.com reports another nor'easter during Thanksgiving week will put travel in jeopardy for the holiday, while a storm also hits the West Coast.
The Ishpeming Historical Society is in jeopardy of losing those tax exemptions they fought so hard for if they don't comply with a new request from the IRS.
Requirements for meat to be labeled by country of origin may be in jeopardy after a recent World Trade Organization ruling.
DCSS title 1 funds in jeopardy.
As computers drive cars and play Jeopardy.
As I longtime fan of "Jeopardy".
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In science:

If such events can happen during offsetting maneuvers the 0.6 arcsec in 2◦ science requirement might be in jeopardy.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Although the above observations correspond to the cases where skeleton selfenergy diagrams are evaluated in terms of { ˜Gσ′ ;0 (k; z ) k σ ′ }, use of { ˜Gσ′ (k; z ) k σ ′ } cannot place existence of ˜Σ (ν ) σ (k; z ), ∀ν , in jeopardy.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
This clearly puts in jeopardy the physics goals of the test beam.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
Expansions become inconsistent when only one type of terms is kept and, perhaps even more damningly, general covariance is put in jeopardy.
Higher time derivatives in effective equations of canonical quantum systems
Flagship Concept and ObjectivesFuturICT research field that produced such well-known successes as IBM’s Jeopardy-winning Watson computer (Ferrucci et al. 2010) or the iPhone Siri interface.
FuturICT
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