American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Bible The scene of a final battle between the forces of good and evil, prophesied to occur at the end of the world.
- n. A decisive or catastrophic conflict.
- n. Christianity, Islam The site of a prophesied final battle between the forces of good and evil.
- n. The scene of a decisive conflict on a great scale.
- n. Any great and crucial conflict.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the final, decisive battle between the forces of good and evil, as foretold in the Apocolypse of Saint John. Also, the site of that battle. Used metaphorically for a vast and decisive conflict, attended by cataclysmic destruction.
- n. any catastrophically destructive battle
- n. (New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world
- From Hebrew הר מגידו (har megiddo), used in Revelation 16:16, referring to Mount Megiddo, the place of the last battle at the Last Judgment. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin Armagedōn, from Greek, from Hebrew har məgiddô, the mountain region of Megiddo : har, mountain; see hrr in Semitic roots + məgiddô, Megiddo. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Fawcett survived public-school canings, military academy tortures and the Battle of the Somme, which he called Armageddon, forging himself into a "Nietzschean explorer.”
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