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dooms·day

 (do͞omz′dā′)
n.
1. Judgment Day.
2. An anticipated or feared catastrophic event, especially one on a global scale.
Idiom:
til/until doomsday
For all time; forever.

[Middle English domesday, from Old English dōmes dæg : dōmes, genitive of dōm, judgment; see doom + dæg, day; see day.]

doomsday

(ˈduːmzˌdeɪ) or

domesday

n
1. (Theology) (sometimes capital) the day on which the Last Judgment will occur
2. any day of reckoning
3. (modifier) characterized by predictions of disaster: doomsday scenario.
[Old English dōmes dæg Judgment Day; related to Old Norse domsdagr]

dooms•day

(ˈdumzˌdeɪ)

n.
the day of the Last Judgment.
[before 1000; Middle English domes dai, Old English dōmesdæg Judgment Day. See doom, day]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doomsday - (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly livesdoomsday - (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
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
day - some point or period in time; "it should arrive any day now"; "after that day she never trusted him again"; "those were the days"; "these days it is not unusual"
2.doomsday - an unpleasant or disastrous destinydoomsday - an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"
destiny, fate - an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future

doomsday

noun
Quotations
"This is the way the world ends"
"Not with a bang but a whimper" [T.S. Eliot The Hollow Men]
Translations

doomsday

[ˈduːmzdeɪ]
A. Ndía m del juicio final
till doomsday (fig) → hasta el día del juicio final
B. CPD the doomsday scenario Nla peor de las perspectivas, la perspectiva más catastrófica

doomsday

[ˈduːmzdeɪ] nle Jugement m dernierdoomsday cult nsecte f apocalyptiquedoomsday scenario nscénario m catastrophe

doomsday

nder Jüngste Tag; … otherwise we’ll be here till doomsday (inf)sonst sind wir in zwanzig Jahren noch hier; doomsday cult or groupWeltuntergangssekte f

doomsday

[ˈduːmzˌdeɪ] n till doomsday (fig) → fino al giorno del giudizio
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