doom: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dm), [key]
— n.
  1. fate or destiny, esp. adverse fate; unavoidable ill fortune: In exile and poverty, he met his doom.
  2. ruin; death: to fall to one's doom.
  3. a judgment, decision, or sentence, esp. an unfavorable one: The judge pronounced the defendant's doom.
  4. the Last Judgment, at the end of the world.
  5. a statute, enactment, or legal judgment.
  1. to destine, esp. to an adverse fate.
  2. to pronounce judgment against; condemn.
  3. to ordain or fix as a sentence or fate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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