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. crisisnoun

    an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

    "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"

  2. crisisnoun

    a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something

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

Wiktionary

  1. crisisnoun

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

  2. crisisnoun

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

  3. crisisnoun

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

  4. crisisnoun

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

  5. crisisnoun

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

  6. Etymology: From κρίσις, from κρίνω

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Crisisnoun

    Etymology: ϰϱίσις.

    Wise leeches will not vain receipts obtrude;
    Deaf to complaints, they wait upon the ill,
    ’Till some safe crisis authorize their skill. Dryden.

    This hour’s the very crisis of your fate;
    Your good or ill, your infamy or fame,
    And all the colour of your life depends
    On this important now. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.

    The undertaking, which I am now laying down, was entered upon in the very crisis of the late rebellion, when it was the duty of every Briton to contribute his utmost assistance to the government, in a manner suitable to his station and abilities. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 55.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crisisnoun

    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. Crisisnoun

    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. 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

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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. Chief Executive Ronaldo Iabrudi:

    In Brazil, the biggest growth comes during the crisis, in food retail, we think there are several regional chains that are facing trouble ahead ... Our mergers and acquisitions team is looking at who wants to make a deal.

  2. Ted Gavin:

    That said, they would have an uphill fight from a disadvantageous position, as we saw in the mortgage crisis and the wave of bankruptcies that followed, possession of documents matters when you're trying to assert a secured claim.

  3. Rahul Gupta:

    This is a top priority, with a sense of urgency to address the abuse crisis, but it starts with prevention and prevention is the best return on investment when you look at it. And getting money directly to communities is so vital to make sure that [prevention programs] are working and they're working effectively.

  4. Prince Ali:

    This time of crisis at FIFA is an opportunity for positive change, many good ideas have emerged in the current discussion over FIFA's future.

  5. Zahid Maleque:

    We need concerted effort to tackle the crisis.

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