Definition of deadline
1 : a line drawn within or around a prison that a prisoner passes at the risk of being shot
2a : a date or time before which something must be doneb : the time after which copy is not accepted for a particular issue of a publication
: with the requirement of meeting a deadline working on deadline
Examples of deadline in a Sentence
She worked on her composition right up until the deadline.
We had to hurry to meet the deadline.
The project was completed a week past its deadline.
The deadline for submitting college applications is April 19th.
They're working under a deadline.
Recent Examples of deadline from the Web
Nearly four months have elapsed since Mrs May invoked Article 50 of the EU treaty, setting a two-year deadline for Brexit that will expire on March 30th 2019.
The letter to Richard Baum comes after the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which is chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, pushed back its deadline to release an interim report for a second time.
The deadline to purchase a Pathway plaque is Friday, Aug. 4.
Having delivered an ultimatum with 13 supposedly non-negotiable demands, the U.A.E. and its allies let their deadline expire.
Marlins’ third baseman Martin Prado, who is in the first year of a three-year, $40 million contract, has drawn interest from clubs such as the Red Sox and is rumored to be one of the players more likely to be traded before the July 31 deadline.
Kevane said the state association is expected to announce the ballot campaign by Aug. 22, the deadline set to launch statewide citizen initiatives.
The deadline to sign a professional contract for players chosen in the Major League Baseball Draft looms Friday.
Governors in New Jersey and Maine shut down state government after lawmakers in their states failed to reach budget deals before Friday’s midnight deadline.
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First Known Use of deadline
DEADLINE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of deadline for Students
: a date or time by which something must be done
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