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DOOM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does doom mean? 

DOOM (noun)
  The noun DOOM has 1 sense:

1. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

  Familiarity information: DOOM used as a noun is very rare.


DOOM (verb)
  The verb DOOM has 3 senses:

1. decree or designate beforehand
2. pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
3. make certain of the failure or destruction of

  Familiarity information: DOOM used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOOM (noun)


Sense 1doom [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 ("doom" is a kind of...):

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


DOOM (verb)


Sense 1doom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decree or designate beforehand

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

fate; doom; destine; designate

Context example:

She was destined to become a great pianist

Hypernyms (to "doom" is one way to...):

ordain (issue an order)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Sense 2doom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sentence; doom; condemn

Context example:

He was condemned to ten years in prison

Hypernyms (to "doom" is one way to...):

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

"Doom" entails doing...:

convict (find or declare guilty)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "doom"):

foredoom (doom beforehand)

reprobate (abandon to eternal damnation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Sense 3doom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make certain of the failure or destruction of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

This decision will doom me to lose my position

Hypernyms (to "doom" is one way to...):

assure; ensure; guarantee; insure; secure (make certain of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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