What does crisis mean?

Definitions for crisis
ˈkraɪ sɪscri·sis

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crisis.

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.

    Etymology: From κρίσις, from κρίνω

  2. crisis(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From κρίσις, from κρίνω

  3. crisis(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From κρίσις, from κρίνω

  4. crisis(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From κρίσις, from κρίνω

  5. crisis(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

    Etymology: [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

How to pronounce crisis?

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How to say crisis in sign language?

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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

Examples of crisis in a Sentence

  1. European Council President Tusk:

    The measures we have agreed today will not end the crisis, but they are all necessary steps in the right direction ... Tonight we have a common understanding that we cannot continue like we did before. Without changing the current paradigm the Schengen area will only exist in theory.

  2. Tom Udall:

    Native communities needed these resources for their health and economic recovery plans weeks ago, native communities are on the front lines of this crisis.

  3. Reed Hastings:

    If there's one silver lining for Disney from this terrible crisis, it's that it has pushed more people to consume the company's content even faster than anyone expected, can you imagine if this was two years ago and they didn't have Disney+?

  4. Leila Bodeux:

    (This) may result in a massive humanitarian crisis. This is a danger both for refugees hosted in certain countries outside the EU and for those living in unbearable conditions on the Greek islands.

  5. Paul DePompo:

    Though he and his wife may be good friends, he’s in the midst of a sexual self-esteem crisis and believes sex with you is a key piece to happiness. He has sexual fantasies that he cannot share with his spouse because she is not open to it or may put him down.

Images & Illustrations of crisis

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