doomsday

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doomsday an unpleasant or disastrous destiny "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it","that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"
    • n Doomsday (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    • n doomsday (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Doomsday A day of sentence or condemnation; day of death. "My body's doomsday ."
    • Doomsday The day of the final judgment. "I could not tell till doomsday ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n doomsday The day of the last judgment.
    • n doomsday Any day of sentence or condemnation.
    • n doomsday [capitalized] The Doomsday Book (see below), or a record similar to it, as the Exon Doomsday, contemporary with it, preserved in Exeter cathedral.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Doomsday the day of doom, the day when the world will be judged
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. dmes dāg,. See Doom, and Day
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dóm, judgment.

Usage

In literature:

Doomsday sent word he might be expected.
"Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year" by E.C. Hartwell
Well, you'd better send word, and have it stored up for you till doomsday!
"Possession" by Laurence Housman
See that venerable record, the doomsday book.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
Those high in authority accepted the Sheriff's bribes, and bade him take till Doomsday.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
And, cousin, I don't believe she'll live till doomsday, do you?
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
See, it is the great Doomsday Book!
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
Why, you dear, silly thing, if he asked me from now till Doomsday I wouldn't marry him.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
Isaac, mentioned in Doomsday, notices wanted, 319.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
They might have argued till doomsday had not the Lord again intervened.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
You look as cheerful as Doomsday.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
Doomsday sent word he might be expected.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
He might nurse a false ideal of her till Doomsday.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
It was like a little rehearsal of doomsday.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
In fact, an "Arcadia" of this sort might be continued till doomsday.
"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand
If he and Klavs went gathering rags until Doomsday, they would never be able to fill one yard.
"Ditte: Girl Alive!" by Martin Andersen Nexo
She'll wait till doomsday; I understand it all.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
We should get no nearer if we talked till doomsday.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
The argument from Doomsday Book is of no weight if, as Lingard asserts, the New Forest was formed before the registration took place.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
If it hadn't been for you I might be carrying Katcha till doomsday.
"Czechoslovak Fairy Tales" by Parker Fillmore
The letters may lie in the post-office till doomsday, ere I go in seach of them.
"Gerald Fitzgerald The Chevalier" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

I can go back through the ages
When New Zealand mutton was lamb,
Back, back, back until Doomsday,
Back, back to old Alabam.
"The Memory Man" by Billy Bennett
Doubt not, my Northmen;
Fate loves the fearless;
Fools, when their roof-tree
Falls, think it doomsday;
Firm stands the sky.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
In this fight was Death the gainer,
Spite of vassal and retainer,
And the lands his sires had plundered,
Written in the Doomsday Book.
"The Norman Baron" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And all I think of, as I face the foe
And take my lucky chance of being shot,
Is this -- that if I'm hit, I'll never know
Till Doomsday if the old cow died or not.
"The Question" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
'The lord of this great forest, lo, am I!
And mighty through its fruits and roots am I.
Sir Evergreen am hight, and I can keep
Thee here till doomsday, an it pleaseth thee.'
"Sir Evergreen" by Oscar Fay Adams
Some, those tremendous pains must undergo
'Till doomsday, as it is by many said —
Some, for a thousand years to come, or so —
Some, 'till an off'ring, for their sins be paid.
"Concerning Purgatory " by Rees Prichard

In news:

The Rangers avoided the Doomsday Scenario on Thursday night.
No 'doomsday scenario' in place if fiscal cliff talks fail.
In a self-published book, "The Doomsday Code," Fitzpatrick says the Bible offers "proof that cannot be dismissed.
Well, Harold Camping is one of those voices preaching about doomsday.
As 2012 Comes To A Close, The Facts About Doomsday.
Steve Mosher didn't just wake up one day with an overwhelming sense of doomsday paranoia.
Are the People Preparing for Doomsday Wise or Into a Fad.
CTA Puts 'Doomsday Scenarios of the Past Behind Us'.
Doomsday doesn't lurk , Russians told.
There are doomsday fears of Mayan apocalypse on December 21.
Van Stone on December 21, 2012, the so-called Mayan doomsday.
Whether you're a Doomsday believer or think the Mayan 's calendar maker just ran out of steam, there's no denying being prepared for a natural disaster is a smart move.
Chinese Employees Get a 'Doomsday Vacation'.
With mere days to 'doomsday,' scientists call for calm.
Last month, officials announced that a supposedly mystical mountain in France would be closed on Dec 21 to prevent a flood of doomsday believers from coming to wait out the Mayan apocalypse.
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In science:

This dramatic and picturesque scenario of the cosmic doomsday was appropriately named “Big Rip”.
Generalized phantom energy
Models with w′ < 0 do exist, such as the linear potential model, and can lead to future collapse as discussed in the “cosmic doomsday” scenario of .
Is Dark Energy Dynamical? Prospects for an Answer
Weinberg, “Phantom Energy and Cosmic Doomsday,” Phys.
Generalized Puisieux series expansion for cosmological milestones
Caldwell R R, Kamionkowski M and Weinberg N N, Phantom Energy and Cosmic Doomsday, 2003 Phys.
General solution of scalar field cosmology with a (piecewise) exponential potential
Li, Phantom Cosmic Dynamics: Tracking Attractor and Cosmic Doomsday, Phys.
de Sitter Gauge Theory of Gravity: An Alternative Torsion Cosmology
N Minami, The iterated transfer analogue of the new doomsday conjecture, Trans.
Sub-Hopf algebras of the Steenrod algebra and the Singer transfer
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