doom vs doomsday what difference

what is difference between doom and doomsday

English

Etymology

From Middle English dome, dom, from Old English dōm (judgement), from Proto-Germanic *dōmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰóh₁mos. Compare West Frisian doem, Dutch doem, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish dom, Icelandic dómur. Doublet of duma. See also deem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /duːm/
  • Rhymes: -uːm

Noun

doom (countable and uncountable, plural dooms)

  1. Destiny, especially terrible.
  2. An undesirable fate; an impending severe occurrence or danger that seems inevitable.
  3. A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.
  4. (countable, obsolete) A law.
  5. (countable, obsolete) A judgment or decision.
  6. (countable, obsolete) A sentence or penalty for illegal behaviour.
    • 1874, John Richard Green, A Short History of the English People
      The first dooms of London provide especially the recovery of cattle belonging to the citizens.
  7. Death.
    They met an untimely doom when the mineshaft caved in.
  8. (sometimes capitalized) The Last Judgment; or, an artistic representation thereof.

Antonyms

  • (undesirable fate): fortune

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • deem
  • -dom

Translations

Verb

doom (third-person singular simple present dooms, present participle dooming, simple past and past participle doomed)

  1. (transitive) To pronounce judgment or sentence on; to condemn.
    • Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls.
  2. To destine; to fix irrevocably the ill fate of.
  3. (obsolete) To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
  4. (obsolete) To ordain as a penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
  5. (archaic, US, New England) To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.

Translations

See also

  • doomsday
  • doomsaying
  • damn

Anagrams

  • Odom, mood

Wolof

Pronunciation

Noun

doom (definite form doom ji)

  1. child, offspring
  2. seed


English

Alternative forms

  • day of doom, domesday (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English domes + dai, from Old English dom (judgment) + dæg (day). Equivalent to doom +‎ -s- +‎ day. Possibly influenced by Latin domus dei (house of God).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈduːmz.deɪ/
  • Hyphenation: dooms‧day

Noun

doomsday (countable and uncountable, plural doomsdays)

  1. The day when God is expected to judge the world; end times.
  2. judgement day; the day of the Final Judgment; any day of decisive judgement or final dissolution.

Synonyms

Translations

Adjective

doomsday (not comparable)

  1. Concerned with or predicting future universal destruction.
  2. Given to or marked by forebodings or predictions of impending calamity.
  3. Capable of causing widespread or total destruction.

Derived terms


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