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Webster 1913 Edition


Crisis

Cri′sis

(kr?′s?s)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Crises
(-s[GREEK]z)
.
[L.
crisis
, Gr. [GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK], fr. [GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK] to separate. See
Certain
.]
1.
The point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or terminate; the decisive moment; the turning point.
This hour’s the very
crisis
of your fate.
Dryden.
The very times of
crisis
for the fate of the country.
Brougham.
2.
(Med.)
That change in a disease which indicates whether the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a striking change of symptoms attended by an outward manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat.
Till some safe
crisis
authorize their skill.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Crisis

CRISIS

,
Noun.
plu.
[Gr. L., to separate, to determine, to decide. See Crime.]
1.
In medical science, the change of a disease which indicates its event; that change which indicates recovery or death. It is sometimes used to designate the excretion of something noxious from the body, or of the noxious fluids in a fever.
2.
The decisive state of things, or the point of time when an affair is arrive to its highth, and must soon terminate or suffer a material change.
This hours the very crisis of your fate.

Definition 2023


crisis

crisis

English

Noun

crisis (plural crises)

  1. A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.
  2. An unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change.
  3. A sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which the patient is expected to recover or die.
  4. (psychology) A traumatic or stressful change in a person's life.
  5. (drama) A point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved.

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Translations

External links

  • crisis in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • crisis in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Asturian

Noun

crisis f (plural crisis)

  1. crisis

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈkɾi.zis/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈkɾi.zis/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈkɾi.zis/
  • Rhymes: -izis

Noun

crisis

  1. plural of crisi

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

crisis f (plural crises or crisissen, diminutive crisisje n)

  1. crisis
  2. financial crisis

Derived terms

  • crisismanager m

Old French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin crisis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kri.ˈzis/

Noun

crisis f (oblique plural crisis, nominative singular crisis, nominative plural crisis)

  1. crisis, emergency; urgent situation

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɾisis/

Etymology

From Ancient Greek κρίσις (krísis, a separating, power of distinguishing, decision, choice, election, judgment, dispute), from κρίνω (krínō, pick out, choose, decide, judge)

Noun

crisis f (plural crisis)

  1. a crisis
  2. an attack; fit

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