|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Qualified to criticize, or pass judgment upon, literary or artistic productions.
2. (n.) Pertaining to criticism or the critic's art; of the nature of a criticism; accurate; as, critical knowledge; a critical dissertation.
3. (n.) Inclined to make nice distinctions, or to exercise careful judgment and selection; exact; nicely judicious.
4. (n.) Inclined to criticize or find fault; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting.
5. (n.) Characterized by thoroughness and a reference to principles, as becomes a critic; as, a critical analysis of a subject.
6. (n.) Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis, turning point, or specially important juncture; important as regards consequences; hence, of doubtful issue; attended with risk; dangerous; as, the critical stage of a fever; a critical situation.
Critical (2 Occurrences)
Romans 13:11 Carry out these injunctions because you know the critical period at which we are living, and that it is now high time, to rouse yourselves from sleep; for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first became believers. (WEY)
1 Samuel 13:6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were distressed), then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in coverts, and in pits. (See NIV)