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1 (New Testament) day of the Last Judgment when God will decree the fates of all men according to the good and evil of their earthly lives [syn: Judgment Day, Judgement Day, Day of Judgment, Day of Judgement, Last Judgment, Last Judgement, Last Day, day of reckoning, crack of doom, end of the world]
2 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" [syn: doom, day of reckoning, end of the world]

User Contributed Dictionary



doom + day
  • Middle English domes dai; and
  • Old English dōmesdæg.


/"du:mzdeI/ dooms·day


  1. Concerned with or predicting future universal destruction; the doomsday issue of all-out nuclear war.
  2. Given to or marked by forebodings or predictions of impending calamity.
  3. Capable of causing widespread or total destruction; doomsday weapon.


  1. The day when God is expected to judge the world, at the end of the world; the Day of Judgement; the day of the Last Judgment.
  2. Any day of decisive judgement or final dissolution.


day when God is expected to judge the world
any day of decisive judgement

Extensive Definition

Doomsday or Doom's Day may refer to:


  • Armageddon, the final battle between God and Satan in the Christian New Testament
  • Doomsday event, an event with an exceptionally destructive effect on the human race
  • End times, a prophesied time of tribulation that would precede the Second Coming of the Messiah in Abrahamic religions
  • Judgement day, the judgment by Jesus Christ of every human who ever lived in Christian eschatology






See also

doomsday in German: Doomsday
doomsday in French: Doomsday
doomsday in Italian: Doomsday
doomsday in Dutch: Doomsday
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