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

    Synonyms : endangerment, hazard, peril, risk
    Type Of : danger


  1. pose a threat to; present a danger to

    Synonyms : endanger, imperil, jeopardize, menace, peril, threaten
    Type Of : be, exist


  1. having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed

    Synonyms : erose, jaggy, notched, toothed
  2. having a sharply uneven surface or outline

    Synonyms : jaggy, scraggy
    Examples :
    • the jagged outline of the crags


  1. an event that occurs at a critical time

    Synonyms : occasion
    Type Of : natural event, occurrence, happening, occurrent
    Examples :
    • at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
  2. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

    Synonyms : articulation, join, joint, junction
    Type Of : link, connexion, connection
  3. a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

    Synonyms : critical point, crossroads
    Type Of : crisis
    Examples :
    • at that juncture he had no idea what to do


  1. (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law

    Synonyms : legal power
    Type Of : power, powerfulness
    Examples :
    • courts having jurisdiction in this district
  2. in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

    Type Of : dominion, territorial dominion, district, territory


  1. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

    Synonyms : gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jug, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand
    Type Of : confine, detain
  2. a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

    Synonyms : clink, gaol, jailhouse, pokey, poky, slammer
    Type Of : correctional institution


  1. a feeling facetious merriment

    Synonyms : jocularity
    Type Of : gaiety, merriment


  1. with humor

    Synonyms : jocular


  1. feel happiness or joy

    Synonyms : rejoice
    Type Of : feel, experience
  2. the emotion of great happiness

    Synonyms : joyfulness, joyousness
    Antonyms : sorrow
    Type Of : emotion
  3. something or someone that provides a source of happiness

    Synonyms : delight, pleasure
    Type Of : positive stimulus
    Examples :
    • a joy to behold
  4. make glad or happy

    Synonyms : gladden


  1. laugh at with contempt and derision

    Synonyms : barrack, flout, gibe, scoff
    Type Of : twit, bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease
    Examples :
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker
  2. showing your contempt by derision

    Synonyms : jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffing
    Type Of : derision