from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Inevitable destruction or ruin.
- noun A decision or judgment, especially an official condemnation to a severe penalty.
- noun Judgment Day.
- noun A statute or ordinance, especially one in force in Anglo-Saxon England.
- transitive verb To condemn to ruination or death.
- transitive verb To cause to come to an inevitable bad end; destine to end badly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To judge; form a judgment upon.
- To condemn to punishment; consign by a decree or sentence; pronounce sentence or judgment on; destine: as, a criminal doomed to death; we are doomed to suffer for our errors.
- To ordain as a penalty; decree.
- To tax by estimate or at discretion, as on the failure of a taxpayer to make a statement of his taxable property.
- noun Judgment or decision; specifically, a decision determining fate or fortune; fateful decision or decree: originally in a neutral sense, but now generally implying an adverse decision; as, the court pronounced doom upon the culprits; to fall by doom of battle.
- noun Fate decreed or determined; fixed fortune; irrevocable destiny.
- noun Judgment or opinion; discernment.
- noun The last judgment. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Judgment; judicial sentence; penal decree; condemnation.
- noun That to which one is doomed or sentenced; destiny or fate, esp. unhappy destiny; penalty.
- noun Ruin; death.
- noun obsolete Discriminating opinion or judgment; discrimination; discernment; decision.
- transitive verb obsolete To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
- transitive verb To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence.
- transitive verb To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
- transitive verb New England To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.
- transitive verb To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun countable, historical A law.
- noun countable, historical A
- noun countable, historical A
sentenceor penaltyfor an illegality or type of illegality.
Death; an adverse or terrible fate, end.
Destiny, especially adverse.
- noun An impending severe problem or danger that seems inevitable.
- noun A feeling of
danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.
- noun sometimes capitalized The
Last Judgment; or, an artistic representation of it.
- verb To
condemnto a terrible fateor outcome
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
- verb make certain of the failure or destruction of
- verb pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
- verb decree or designate beforehand
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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III. i.185 (151,7) [I fly not death, to fly his deadly doom] _To fly his doom_, used for _by flying_, or _in flying_, is a gallicism.
Framed for the murder of his greatest competitor, all that stands between industrialist Howard Stark and certain doom is his young son, Tony … and his strange alter-ego — Iron Man!
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For awhile, it seems as though certain doom is descending upon Barrow, Alaska, and the mood will blanket the entire picture.
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An earnest of their doom is their having been cast out of heaven, being already restricted to "the darkness of this present world," the "air" that surrounds the earth, their peculiar element now.
She recommended not paying attention to what she calls doom-and-gloom hype.
“The sense of impending doom is covered in exposition, though, when it should be crystal clear.”
The sense of impending doom is covered in exposition, though, when it should be crystal clear.
One day one of the new Watchers, (insert name here) Observes a murder, and racked with pity for the human victim, intervenes, rescuing the human from certain doom (he does it in human form, before the victim sees).
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But over time, his former crew comes to his aid and, realizing his visions portend certain doom unless they do something, team up with their former Captain to save the Galaxy from certain destruction.
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More remarkably is the tale of Elvita Adams who leapt to her anticipated doom from the 86th floor in 1979, only to be blown by a gust of wind back onto the 85th floor.
sonofgroucho commented on the word doom
Then, of course, there's doomsday.
January 7, 2007
oroboros commented on the word doom
Mood in reverse.
July 22, 2007
antihero commented on the word doom
goes with harbinger?
October 13, 2007
brtom commented on the word doom
I am forced, against all my hopes and inclinations, to regard the history of my people here as the progress of the doom of what I value most in the world: the life and health of the earth, the peacefulness of human communities and households. Wendell Berry "A Native Hill"
July 19, 2008
bilby commented on the word doom
The bread and the wine had a doom,
For these were the host of the air;
He sat and played in a dream
Of her long dim hair.
- W.B. Yeats, 'The Host of the Air'.
September 18, 2009