What does the word predicament mean?

Usage examples for predicament

  1. He thought she was enjoying herself and his predicament as he had never seen any one enjoy anything. – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  2. Naturally, the children were in a great predicament when Mrs. Meadows came back. – Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country by Joel Chandler Harris
  3. The larger body moving to the island goal, are the school- boys in a like predicament. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes