doomsday

noun, often attributive dooms·day \ ˈdümz-ˌdā \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of doomsday

1 : a day of final judgment
2 : a time of catastrophic destruction and death

Examples of doomsday in a Sentence

  1. a warning that doomsday is near

  2. The book explores a doomsday scenario in which an asteroid hits the Earth.

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First Known Use of doomsday

before 12th century



DOOMSDAY Defined for English Language Learners

doomsday

noun

Definition of doomsday for English Language Learners

  • : the day the world ends or is destroyed


DOOMSDAY Defined for Kids

doomsday

noun dooms·day \ ˈdümz-ˌdā \

Definition of doomsday for Students

: the day the world ends or is destroyed

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