Armageddon

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Ar·ma·ged·don

 (är′mə-gĕd′n)
n.
1.
a. Bible In the book of Revelation, the place of the gathering of armies for the final battle before the end of the world.
b. The battle involving these armies.
2. A decisive or catastrophic conflict.

[Late Latin Armagedōn, from Greek, from Hebrew har məgiddô, the mountain region of Megiddo : har, mountain; see hrr in Semitic roots + məgiddô, Megiddo.]

Armageddon

(ˌɑːməˈɡɛdən)
n
1. (Bible) New Testament the final battle at the end of the world between the forces of good and evil, God against the kings of the earth (Revelation 16:16)
2. a catastrophic and extremely destructive conflict, esp World War I viewed as this
[C19: from Late Latin Armagedōn, from Greek, from Hebrew har megiddōn, mountain district of Megiddo, in N Palestine, site of various battles in the Old Testament]

Ar•ma•ged•don

(ˌɑr məˈgɛd n)

n.
1. the place where the final battle between good and evil will be fought (probably a reference to the battlefield of Megiddo. Rev. 16:16).
2. a final, completely destructive battle.
3. any large-scale and decisive conflict.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Armageddon - (New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the worldArmageddon - (New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
2.Armageddon - any catastrophically destructive battleArmageddon - any catastrophically destructive battle; "they called the first World War an Armageddon"
battle, engagement, fight, conflict - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
Translations

Armageddon

[ˌɑːməˈgedn] N (Bible) → la batalla de Armagedón (fig) → la guerra del fin del mundo

Armageddon

[ˌɑːrməˈgɛdən] nArmaggedon m

Armageddon

n (Bibl) → Armageddon nt; (fig also)weltweite or globale Katastrophe
References in classic literature ?
I wish Glowry was choked with her Man of Sin and her Battle of Armageddon," cried the other, and the carriage rolled away over Putney Bridge.
At a 1971 dinner, the future president of the USA, Ronald Reagan, told California Legislator James Mills that "everything is in place for the battle of Armageddon and the Second coming of Christ.
For example, in the Allies' campaign against the Ottoman Turks in the Holy Land, the newspaper of the AEF described the fight as the eschatological battle of Armageddon "In Fact and In Allegory.
In Shirley, the character Castlereah is compared to the antichrist and his pro-war allies to the satanic legions unleashed before the final battle of Armageddon.
Discussing the Rapture or the Battle of Armageddon is pretty fascinating, but it is much harder to connect these back to Stephen Harper and the PMO.
We also re-enact the battle of Armageddon - or should I say, enact it.
The Masada example - of national suicide - doesn't appeal to most Israelis who really only settled there for a pleasant life by the Med, not to replay the Old Testament and the battle of Armageddon.