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dead·line

 (dĕd′līn′)
n.
1. A time limit, as for payment of a debt or completion of an assignment.
2. A boundary line in a prison that prisoners can cross only at the risk of being shot.
tr.v. dead·lined, dead·lin·ing, dead·lines
To govern by setting a time limit: "He was never going to be deadlined by a day, or even a month" (New Yorker).

deadline

(ˈdɛdˌlaɪn)
n
a time limit for any activity

dead•line

(ˈdɛdˌlaɪn)

n.
1. the time by which something must be finished, submitted, etc.
2. (formerly) a boundary around a military prison beyond which a prisoner could not venture without risk of being shot by the guards.
[1855–60]

deadline

- Originally a Civil War term for a line that marked the distance a prisoner could go before being shot on sight.
See also related terms for shot.

deadline

To remove a vehicle or piece of equipment from operation or use for one of the following reasons: a. is inoperative due to damage, malfunctioning, or necessary repairs (the term does not include items temporarily removed from use by reason of routine maintenance and repairs that do not affect the combat capability of the item); b. is unsafe; and c. would be damaged by further use.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deadline - the point in time at which something must be completeddeadline - the point in time at which something must be completed
curfew - the time that the curfew signal is sounded
point in time, point - an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave"

deadline

noun time limit, cutoff point, target date or time, limit, finish date or time The deadline for submission of entries is the end of May.
Translations
konečný/nejzazší termíntermíntermín dokončeníuzávěrka
deadlinetidsfristafleveringsfrist
määräaikatakarajadeadline
rok
határidõhatáridő
tímamörk, eindagi, skilafrestur
締切り期限
마감 시간
konečný termín
rok
tidsfrist
เส้นตาย
mühletson bitme tarihison teslim tarihi
thời hạn cuối cùng

deadline

[ˈdedlaɪn] N (Press, Comm) → fecha f tope
to meet a deadlinerespetar un plazo
we cannot meet the government's deadlineno podemos terminarlo en el plazo señalado por el gobierno

deadline

[ˈdɛdlaɪn] n (= date) → date f limite (= time) → heure f limite
The deadline for entries is 2 May → La date limite d'inscription est le deux mai.
to work to a deadline → avoir des délais stricts à respecter
to meet a deadline → finir dans les délais

deadline

[ˈdɛdˌlaɪn] ntermine m (di consegna), scadenza
to work to a deadline → avere una scadenza da rispettare

dead

(ded) adjective
1. without life; not living. a dead body; Throw out those dead flowers.
2. not working and not giving any sign of being about to work. The phone/engine is dead.
3. absolute or complete. There was dead silence at his words; He came to a dead stop.
adverb
completely. dead drunk.
ˈdeaden verb
to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc. That will deaden the pain.
ˈdeadly adjective
1. causing death. a deadly poison.
2. very great. He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
3. very dull or uninteresting. What a deadly job this is.
adverb
extremely. deadly dull; deadly serious.
dead end
a road closed off at one end.
ˈdead-end adjective
leading nowhere. a dead-end job.
dead heat
a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together.
dead language
a language no longer spoken, eg Latin.
ˈdeadline noun
a time by which something must be done or finished. Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
ˈdeadlock noun
a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible. Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.

to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.

deadline

مَوْعِدُ الِانْتِهَاء termín dokončení deadline Abgabetermin προθεσμία fecha límite määräaika échéance rok scadenza 締切り期限 마감 시간 deadline tidsfrist termin ostateczny prazo final конечный срок tidsfrist เส้นตาย son teslim tarihi thời hạn cuối cùng 期限
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