deadline

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noun dead·line \-ˌlīn\

Definition of deadline

  1. 1 :  a line drawn within or around a prison that a prisoner passes at the risk of being shot

  2. 2 a :  a date or time before which something must be done b :  the time after which copy is not accepted for a particular issue of a publication

on deadline

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under deadline

  1. :  with the requirement of meeting a deadline <working on deadline>

Examples of deadline in a sentence

  1. She worked on her composition right up until the deadline.

  2. We had to hurry to meet the deadline.

  3. The project was completed a week past its deadline.

  4. The deadline for submitting college applications is April 19th.

  5. They're working under a deadline.

1864

First Known Use of deadline

1864


DEADLINE Defined for English Language Learners

deadline

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noun dead·line \-ˌlīn\

Definition of deadline for English Language Learners

  • : a date or time when something must be finished : the last day, hour, or minute that something will be accepted


DEADLINE Defined for Kids

deadline

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noun dead·line \ˈded-ˌlīn\

Definition of deadline for Students

  1. :  a date or time by which something must be done


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