alpha and omega


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alpha and omega

n.
1. The first and the last: "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord" (Revelation 1:8).
2. The most important part.

alpha and omega

n
1. (Theology) the first and last, a phrase used in Revelation 1:8 to signify God's eternity
2. the basic reason or meaning; most important part

al′pha and ome′ga


n.
1. the beginning and the end. Rev. 1:8.
2. the basic or essential elements: the alpha and omega of law.

alpha and omega

The beginning and the end of something, or its most important part; from these words meaning the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alpha and omega - the first and lastalpha and omega - the first and last; signifies God's eternity
eternity, infinity - time without end
2.alpha and omega - the basic meaning of something; the crucial part
crux of the matter, crux - the most important point
References in classic literature ?
That I merited all I endured, I acknowledged--that I could scarcely endure more, I pleaded; and the alpha and omega of my heart's wishes broke involuntarily from my lips in the words--'Jane
Now inasmuch as we have plenty of wit, we thought it would be a good thing to parade our dear little honor, or dishonor, to catch an old boy; but that old boy, my dear heart, knows the Alpha and Omega of female tricks,--which means that you could easier put salt on a sparrow's tail than to make me believe I have anything to do with your little affair.
Two abysmal beasts sprang at each other's throats that day beneath the shadow of earth's oldest cliffs--the man of now and the man-thing of the earliest, forgotten then, imbued by the same deathless passion that has come down unchanged through all the epochs, periods and eras of time from the beginning, and which shall continue to the incalculable end--woman, the imperishable Alpha and Omega of life.