from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Risk of loss or injury; peril or danger.
- n. Law A defendant's risk or danger of conviction when put on trial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Danger of loss, harm, or failure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.
- transitive v. To jeopardize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An even chance; a game evenly balanced.
- n. Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger; peril.
- n. Synonyms Peril, etc. See danger and risk.
- To jeopardize: as, he jeopardied his fame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
Middle English juperti, from Old French jeu parti, even game, uncertainty : jeu, game (from Latin iocus, joke, game; see yek- in Indo-European roots) + parti, past participle of partir, to divide (from Latin partīre, from pars, part-, part; see part).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English jepardie, from Old French jeu parti ("a divided game, i.e. an even game, an even chance"), from Medieval Latin iocus partītus ("an even chance, an alternative"), from Latin iocus ("jest, play, game") + partītus, perfect passive participle of partiō ("divide"); see joke and party. (Wiktionary)