noun, plural crises [kreez] /kriz/. French.
- cripple creek,
- cripps, sir stafford,
- crisis center,
- crisis management
noun, plural cri·ses [krahy-seez] /ˈkraɪ siz/.
- the point in the course of a serious disease at which a decisive change occurs, leading either to recovery or to death.
- the change itself.
Origin of crisis
Examples from the Web for crises
Last time Gazprom reduced staff was during the crises of 2008.
Echo has documented all the crises of the post-Perestroika era, wars, conflicts, scandals, and protests.The Kremlin Is Killing Echo of Moscow, Russia’s Last Independent Radio Station|Anna Nemtsova|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And even Russian-subsidized programs have not brought nearly as many visitors to Crimea as before the crises.
Putin mentioned the word before, during the Crimea crises last spring before he annexed the strategic peninsula.Putin Mocks the West, Puts His Own Prestige on the Line|Anna Nemtsova|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The crises in Ukraine, Gaza, Iraq and Syria all trump the chaos in Tripoli and Benghazi.
It follows from the preceding arguments that crises and compulsory idleness are impossible phenomena in the new social Order.Woman under socialism|August Bebel
We must act with prudence so as not to arouse suspicion, and to avoid the crises which might injure our economic existence.
It was, she saw, one of the crises of despair under which many artists suffer, but its intensity was most painful.The Halo|Bettina von Hutten
In a word, the theory of crises has grown into the theory of business cycles.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
"It proves it can save life not only at a time of shipwreck but in other crises as well," Bob responded with enthusiasm.Walter and the Wireless|Sara Ware Bassett
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for crisis
early 15c., from Latinized form of Greek krisis "turning point in a disease" (used as such by Hippocrates and Galen), literally "judgment, result of a trial, selection," from krinein "to separate, decide, judge," from PIE root *krei- "to sieve, discriminate, distinguish" (cf. Greek krinesthai "to explain;" Old English hriddel "sieve;" Latin cribrum "sieve," crimen "judgment, crime," cernere (past participle cretus) "to sift, separate;" Old Irish criathar, Old Welsh cruitr "sieve;" Middle Irish crich "border, boundary"). Transferred non-medical sense is 1620s in English. A German term for "mid-life crisis" is Torschlusspanik, literally "shut-door-panic," fear of being on the wrong side of a closing gate.