doom

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
doom /dum/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. fate or destiny, esp. bad or adverse fate.
  2. ruin or death:facing doom and destruction.

v. [+ object;  usually: be + ~-ed]
  1. to make sure that something will happen, esp. a bad fate;
    cause to fail:We are doomed to make the same mistakes in the future.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
doom  (do̅o̅m),USA pronunciation 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. Religionthe Last Judgment, at the end of the world.
  5. [Obs.]a statute, enactment, or legal judgment.

v.t. 
  1. to destine, esp. to an adverse fate.
  2. to pronounce judgment against;
    condemn.
  3. to ordain or fix as a sentence or fate.
doomy, adj. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English dome, dōm, Old English dōm judgment, law; cognate with Old Norse dōmr, Gothic dōms; compare Sanskrit dhá̄man, Greek thémis law; see do1, deem
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  fate. 
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged condemnation.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged predestine.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
doom /duːm/ n
  1. death or a terrible fate
  2. a judgment or decision
  3. (sometimes capital)
    another term for the Last Judgment
vb
  1. (transitive) to destine or condemn to death or a terrible fate
Etymology: Old English dōm; related to Old Norse dōmr judgment, Gothic dōms sentence, Old High German tuom condition, Greek thomos crowd, Sanskrit dhāman custom; see do1, deem, deed, -dom
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Collocations: [impending, inevitable, sudden] doom, a [prophet, bearer] of doom, is [destined, heading] for doom, more...

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