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
Trump had faced a Thursday deadline to determine how to proceed.
Conde acknowledged that Spain is far from reaching the 2 percent target but insisted there is also a lot of time before the 10-year deadline agreed in Cardiff in 2014.
A lower court previously dismissed Melson's challenge to Alabama's three-drug lethal injection method of execution because the motion was filed past the deadline, court records show.
Three people formally applied by Wednesday’s deadline to be appointed interim district attorney, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will make its choice in June.
The agreement allowed Kushner to pay off some loans immediately, lowered his payment rate and extended the deadline on the bulk of the debt for two years, to February 2019.
As the July 31 nonwaiver trading deadline gets closer, Falvey must decide if that hope is realistic.
As the deadline looms for the Gary Housing Authority's Section 8 waiting list, the agency has already received more than 10,000 applications.
Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says the information will be available before the Thursday deadline set by the Office of Government Ethics.
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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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