What does crisis mean?

Definitions for crisis
ˈkraɪ sɪscri·sis

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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.

    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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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Florencio Resende de Sa:

    The closure of this plant was the result of a management crisis, not the steel crisis.

  2. Cory Booker:

    We are never going to solve this crisis if we have to wait for it to personally affect us or our neighborhood or our community before we demand action, i have seen what the carnage creates in communities like mine, because we forget -- national shootings, these mass shootings are tragedies, but the majority of the homicide victims come from neighborhoods like mine.

  3. Steny Hoyer:

    What I concluded is there is no crisis at the border. The issue ... will be whether there is a crisis of our constitutional adherence.

  4. Kyosuke Suzuki:

    The market had been a bit optimistic about an agreement so it was a bit of a surprise, but from the past experience during the euro zone debt crisis, the market is also accustomed to negotiations dragging on until the very last minutes. So while the tail risk appears to be rising, there is no panic in the market.

  5. Jeanine Aez:

    I just want to provide a solution to the horrible crisis that were living through.

Images & Illustrations of crisis

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