DEEn Dictionary De - En
DeEs De - Es
DePt De - Pt
 Vocabulary trainer

Spec. subjects Grammar Abbreviations Random search Preferences
Search in Sprachauswahl
Search for:
Mini search box
English Dictionary: crisis by the DICT Development Group
2 results for crisis
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
  2. a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crisis \Cri"sis\ (kr?"s?s), n.; pl. {Crises} (-s[?]z). [L.
      crisis, Gr. [?][?][?][?], fr. [?][?][?][?] to separate. See
      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.
No guarantee of accuracy or completeness!
©TU Chemnitz, 2006-2019
Your feedback:
Ad partners

Sprachreise mit Sprachdirekt