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Definitions for jeopardy
ˈdʒɛp ər dijeop·ardy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangermentnoun

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

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"


  1. jeopardynoun

    Danger of loss, harm, or failure.

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

  2. Jeopardynoun

    Jeopardy!, a popular US television game show in which contestants answer clues by responding in the form of a question, hosted originally by Art Fleming and most notably by Alex Trebek.

    Murtaugh: Honey, what’s this on my tie?


  1. jeopardy

    Jeopardy! is an American game show created by Merv Griffin. The show is a quiz competition that reverses the traditional question-and-answer format of many quiz shows. Rather than being given questions, contestants are instead given general knowledge clues in the form of answers and they must identify the person, place, thing, or idea that the clue describes, phrasing each response in the form of a question. The original daytime version debuted on NBC on March 30, 1964, and aired until January 3, 1975. A nighttime syndicated edition aired weekly from September 1974 to September 1975, and a revival, The All-New Jeopardy!, ran on NBC from October 1978 to March 1979 on weekdays. The syndicated show familiar with modern viewers and produced daily (currently by Sony Pictures Television) premiered on September 10, 1984. Art Fleming served as host for all versions of the show between 1964 and 1979. Don Pardo served as announcer until 1975, and John Harlan announced for the 1978–1979 season. The daily syndicated version premiered in 1984 with Alex Trebek as host and Johnny Gilbert as announcer. Trebek hosted until his death, with his last episode airing January 8, 2021, after over 35 years in the role. Following his death, a variety of guest hosts completed the season beginning with consulting producer and former contestant Ken Jennings, each hosting for a few weeks before passing the role onto someone else. Since September 2021, after then-executive producer Mike Richards assumed, then relinquished within a week, the position of permanent host, Jennings and Mayim Bialik have served as permanent rotating hosts of the syndicated series. While Bialik was originally arranged to host additional primetime specials on ABC, and spin-offs, the announcement of Jeopardy! Masters in 2023 meant these duties were shared as well. Currently in its 39th season, Jeopardy! is one of the longest-running game shows of all time. The show has consistently enjoyed a wide viewership and received many accolades from professional television critics. With over 8,000 episodes aired, the daily syndicated version of Jeopardy! has won a record 39 Daytime Emmy Awards as well as a Peabody Award. In 2013, the program was ranked No. 45 on TV Guide's list of the 60 greatest shows in American television history. Jeopardy! has also gained a worldwide following with regional adaptations in many other countries.


  1. jeopardy

    Jeopardy is a situation of danger or risk where there is potential harm, loss, or failure. This can refer to a person's life, reputation, or assets being at risk. It may also refer to a game show where contestants are expected to phrase their answers in the form of a question.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jeopardynoun

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

  2. Jeopardyverb

    to jeopardize

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jeopardy

    jep′ard-i, n. hazard, danger.—vs.t. Jeop′ard, Jeop′ardise, to put in jeopardy.—n. Jeop′arder.—adj. Jeop′ardous, exposed to danger or loss.—adv. Jeop′ardously. [Fr. jeu parti, a divided game—Low L. jocus partitus—L. jocus, a game, partitus, divided—partīri, to divide.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jeopardy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jeopardy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of jeopardy in a Sentence

  1. Maureen Vogel:

    We can't see a safety benefit to having people play Jeopardy on the road through an app, we shouldn't be encouraging drivers to do anything behind the wheel that could impede their ability to drive.

  2. Richard Blumenthal:

    The practice of steering involves jeopardy to the consumer because of the concern about parts, safety concerns are raised by this practice of steering because often it involves the use of parts that may be salvaged or inferior or even counterfeit and that is a real urgent and imminent safety concern for the consumer who may have no idea what the origin of the parts are, who made them, or even whether they're installed properly.

  3. Joe Biden:

    I think we have a responsibility as a government to deal with the communities who are put in such jeopardy. And today I am announcing that the federal government is covering 100 % of the cost.

  4. Patty Murray:

    I do not understand why -- after all families have been through, after all we have lost and all the hard work we've done to rebuild -- would anyone want to throw that in jeopardy and throw away one of the strongest tools we have to get people vaccinated, keep them safe and end this pandemic, once and for all, it is senseless. It's reckless.

  5. Ardes Johnson:

    SolarWorld has increased its sales in recent months, with the trade duties in place. But if the duties go away, our sales agreements would be in jeopardy.

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