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DAY OF RECKONING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does day of reckoning mean? 

DAY OF RECKONING (noun)
  The noun DAY OF RECKONING has 2 senses:

1. (New Testament) day of the Last Judgment when God will decree the fates of all men according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
2. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

  Familiarity information: DAY OF RECKONING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DAY OF RECKONING (noun)


Sense 1day of reckoning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(New Testament) day of the Last Judgment when God will decree the fates of all men according to the good and evil of their earthly lives

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Last Judgement; Last Day; Judgment Day; Judgement Day; end of the world; Doomsday; day of reckoning; Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; crack of doom; Last Judgment

Hypernyms ("day of reckoning" is a kind of...):

day (some point or period in time)

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 2day of reckoning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unpleasant or disastrous destiny

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

doom; day of reckoning; doomsday; end of the world

Context examples:

everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it / that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

Hypernyms ("day of reckoning" is a kind of...):

destiny; fate (an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future)


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