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jeopardy

JEOPARDY, n. jep'ardy. Exposure to death, loss or injury; hazard; danger; peril.

They were filled with water and were in jeopardy.

Luke 8.




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JEOPARDY, n. jep'ardy. Exposure to death, loss or injury; hazard; danger; peril.

They were filled with water and were in jeopardy.

Luke 8.


JEOP'ARD-Y, n. [jep'ardy; The origin of this word is not settled. Some authors suppose it to be Fr. j'ai perdu, I have lost, or jeu perdu, a lost game. Tyrwhitt supposes it to be jeu parti, an even game, or game in which the chances are even. “Si nous les voyons à jeu parti.” If we see them at an even game. Froissart, vol. i, c. 234. But jeopardy may be corrupted from the G. gefahr, danger, hazard; gefährden, to hazard, to jeopard. See Fare.]

Exposure to death, loss or injury; hazard; danger; peril. They were filled with water and were in jeopardy. – Luke viii.


Jeop"ard*y
  1. Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.

    There came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. Luke viii. 23.

    Look to thyself, thou art in jeopardy. Shak.

    Syn. -- Danger; peril; hazard; risk. See Danger.

  2. To jeopardize.

    [R.] Thackeray.
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Jeopardy

JEOPARDY, noun jep'ardy. Exposure to death, loss or injury; hazard; danger; peril.

They were filled with water and were in jeopardy

Luke 8:23.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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