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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
References in classic literature ?
"Yes, yes; well, there's one thing I know all right, and that is that I'm flat on my back right here this minute, and that I'm liable to stay here--till doomsday, I guess."
Suddenly he realised that what he did was a matter of complete indifference to her; he could go on in that way till doomsday, and it would have no effect.
The young ladies had announced their intention of sitting in the fly until they were allowed speech with their late host; to which he had replied that they were welcome to sit there until doomsday so long as they remained outside his gates.
'with your pardon for the word, I'd do the same if she had married fifty highwaymen in a twelvemonth; and think it in the Protestant Manual too, though Martha said it wasn't, tooth and nail, till doomsday!'
I told him if he waited for that, he would have to wait till doomsday.
Would Time but await the close of our favorite follies, we should be young men, all of us, and till Doomsday.
Then you stop and grind; looking as if you meant to stop and grind till doomsday. Presently a window opens, and somebody pitches you a sixpence, with a request to "Hush up and go on," etc.
We said WE meant to have a church, if the men meant to quarrel till doomsday, and we were tired of being a laughing-stock for the Methodists.
Bounderby replied, 'If I waited to be taken care of by my wife, ma'am, I believe you know pretty well I should wait till Doomsday, so I'll trouble you to take charge of the teapot.' Mrs.
If our trumpeter can borrow a note from the doomsday trumpet blast, let him sound it now.
'Not a syllable, sir, from my man, if we talk till doomsday,' returned the captain.
Rather a curious speculation how Fledgehy would otherwise have disposed of his leisure until Doomsday.