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