day of the Lord

Definition of day of the Lord

  1. :  a day inaugurating the eternal universal rule of God: a in the Old Testament :  an eschatological day of ultimate judgment bringing final deliverance or doom —called also day of Yahweh b in the New Testament :  the triumphant day of Christ's return to earth in glory

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Origin and Etymology of day of the lord

Middle English

First Known Use: 14th century

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to criticize severely

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