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Doom meaning

doom - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. make certain of the failure or destruction of; " This decision will doom me to lose my position"
  3. 3. pronounce a sentence on ( somebody) in a court of law; " He was condemned to ten years in prison"
  4. 4. Judgment; judicial sentence; penal decree; condemnation.
  5. 5. That to which one is doomed or sentenced; destiny or fate, esp. unhappy destiny; penalty.
  6. 6. Ruin; death.
  7. 7. Discriminating opinion or judgment; discrimination; discernment; decision.
  8. 8. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
  9. 9. To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a criminal doomed to chains or death.
  10. 10. To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
  11. 11. To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.
  12. 12. To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate.
  13. 13. Judgment; condemnation; destiny; ruin.
  14. 14. To sentence; condemn.

doom - examples of usage

  1. It was my doom- never more, here or there, to look upon His face." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. They wouldn't have tried to solve it until the Fifth Planet burst and the doom of the world they lived on was self- evident. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
  3. I leave your master to his doom. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
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