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ARMAGEDDON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Armageddon mean? 

ARMAGEDDON (noun)
  The noun ARMAGEDDON has 2 senses:

1. (New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world
2. any catastrophically destructive battle

  Familiarity information: ARMAGEDDON used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARMAGEDDON (noun)


Sense 1Armageddon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

battlefield; battleground; field; field of battle; field of honor (a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought)

Domain category:

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)


Sense 2Armageddon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any catastrophically destructive battle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

they called the first World War an Armageddon

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

battle; conflict; engagement; fight (a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war)


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