Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult.
  • noun Logic One of the basic states or classifications described by Aristotle into which all things can be placed; a category.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which is predicated; specifically, in the Aristotelian philos., one of the ten categories. See category, 1.
  • noun A definite class, state, or condition.
  • noun A dangerous or trying situation; an unpleasant position.
  • noun Synonyms Position, plight, case.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A class or kind described by any definite marks; hence, condition; particular situation or state; especially, an unfortunate or trying position or condition.
  • noun (Logic) See Category.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A definite class, state or condition.
  • noun An unfortunate or trying position or condition; a tight spot.
  • noun logic That which is predicated; a category.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, class, category, from Old French, from Late Latin praedicāmentum (translation of Greek katēgoriā, from katēgoreuein, to speak against, signify, predicate), from Latin praedicāre, to proclaim publicly, predicate; see preach.]

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From Old French, from Late Latin praedicamentum ("that which is predicated, a predicament, category, Medieval Latin also a preaching, discourse"), from Latin praedicare ("to declare, proclaim, predicate"); see predicate.

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