What does CRISIS mean?

Definitions for CRISISˈkraɪ sɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crisis(noun)

    an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

    "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"

  2. crisis(noun)

    a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something

    "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"

Wiktionary

  1. crisis(Noun)

    A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.

  2. crisis(Noun)

    An unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change.

  3. crisis(Noun)

    A sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which the patient is expected to recover or die.

  4. crisis(Noun)

    A traumatic or stressful change in a person's life.

  5. crisis(Noun)

    A point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved.

  6. Origin: From κρίσις, from κρίνω

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crisis(noun)

    the point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or terminate; the decisive moment; the turning point

  2. Crisis(noun)

    that change in a disease which indicates whether the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a striking change of symptoms attended by an outward manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat

  3. Origin: [L. crisis, Gr. , fr. to separate. See Certain.]

Freebase

  1. Crisis

    A crisis is any event that is, or expected to lead to, an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group, community, or whole society. Crises are deemed to be negative changes in the security, economic, political, societal, or environmental affairs, especially when they occur abruptly, with little or no warning. More loosely, it is a term meaning 'a testing time' or an 'emergency event'.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crisis

    krī′sis, n. point or time for deciding anything, the decisive moment or turning-point:—pl. Crises (krī′sēz). [Gr. krisis, from krinein, to separate.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. crisis

    An incident or situation involving a threat to a nation, its territories, citizens, military forces, possessions, or vital interests that develops rapidly and creates a condition of such diplomatic, economic, political, or military importance that commitment of military forces and resources is contemplated to achieve national objectives.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CRISIS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1732

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CRISIS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3001

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CRISIS' in Nouns Frequency: #726

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CRISIS in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CRISIS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Kissinger:

    There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

  2. Annette March-Grier:

    I love my city. ... But people here are having crisis after crisis, the violence in this city and grief are directly connected.

  3. Med Jones:

    Countries that have strong pre-crisis macroeconomic metrics, rich natural resources and export-based industries have stronger recovery prospects from economic crisis.

  4. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, September 10:

    We presume that we would be ready for battle if confronted with a great crisis, but it is not the crisis that builds something within us—it simply reveals what we are made of already.

  5. Frans Timmermans:

    Europe must fight an unprecedented crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a political crisis and we must find a European response for a problem that cannot be dealt by each member-state separately.

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