Definitions for jeopardyˈdʒɛp ər di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jeop•ard•yˈdʒɛp ər di(n.)(pl.)-dies.

  1. risk of or exposure to loss, harm, death, or injury; hazard; danger:

    to put one's life in jeopardy.

  2. Law. the hazard that a defendant will suffer punishment when found guilty in a criminal proceeding.

    Category: Law

Origin of jeopardy:

1200–50; j(e)uparti, joupardi(e), j(e)upardi(e) < OF: lit., divided play, hence, uncertain chance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment(noun)

    a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"


  1. Jeopardy(ProperNoun)

    , a popular television game show in which contestants answer clues by responding in the form of a question, hosted originally by and most notably by .

  2. jeopardy(Noun)

    Danger of loss, harm, or failure.

    The poor condition of the vehicle put its occupants in constant jeopardy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jeopardy(noun)

    exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger

  2. Jeopardy(verb)

    to jeopardize

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