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APOCALYPSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Apocalypse mean? 

APOCALYPSE (noun)
  The noun APOCALYPSE has 2 senses:

1. a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
2. the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the apostle

  Familiarity information: APOCALYPSE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APOCALYPSE (noun)


Sense 1apocalypse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("apocalypse" is a kind of...):

calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster; tragedy (an event resulting in great loss and misfortune)


Sense 2Apocalypse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the apostle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Book of Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Apocalypse; Revelation

Instance hypernyms:

book (a major division of a long written composition)

Domain member category:

Four Horsemen ((New Testament) the four evils that will come at the end of the world: conquest rides a white horse; war a red horse; famine a black horse; plague a pale horse)

Holonyms ("Apocalypse" is a part of...):

New Testament (the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible)


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