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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jeopardy mean? 

  The noun JEOPARDY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: JEOPARDY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


endangerment; hazard; jeopardy; peril; risk

Context example:

drinking alcohol is a health hazard

Hypernyms ("jeopardy" is a kind of...):

danger (a cause of pain or injury or loss)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jeopardy"):

health hazard (hazard to the health of those exposed to it)

moral hazard ((economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance))

occupational hazard (any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury)

sword of Damocles (a constant and imminent peril)

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