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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.
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)
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.
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|Noun||1.||Armageddon - (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 battle; "they called the first World War an Armageddon"|