1. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny;
- Example: "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"
- Example: "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"
[syn: doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world]
1. decree or designate beforehand;
- Example: "She was destined to become a great pianist"
[syn: destine, fate, doom, designate]
2. pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law;
- Example: "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
[syn: sentence, condemn, doom]
3. make certain of the failure or destruction of;
- Example: "This decision will doom me to lose my position"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Doom \Doom\ (d[=oo]m), n. [As. d[=o]m; akin to OS. d[=o]m, OHG. tuom, Dan. & Sw. dom, Icel. d[=o]mr, Goth. d[=o]ms, Gr. qe`mis law; fr. the root of E. do, v. t. [root]65. See Do, v. t., and cf. Deem, -dom.] 1. Judgment; judicial sentence; penal decree; condemnation. [1913 Webster] The first dooms of London provide especially the recovery of cattle belonging to the citizens. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster] Now against himself he sounds this doom. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That to which one is doomed or sentenced; destiny or fate, esp. unhappy destiny; penalty. [1913 Webster] Ere Hector meets his doom. --Pope. [1913 Webster] And homely household task shall be her doom. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Ruin; death. [1913 Webster] This is the day of doom for Bassianus. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Discriminating opinion or judgment; discrimination; discernment; decision. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And there he learned of things and haps to come, To give foreknowledge true, and certain doom. --Fairfax. Syn: Sentence; condemnation; decree; fate; destiny; lot; ruin; destruction. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Doom \Doom\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Dooming.] 1. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a criminal doomed to chains or death. [1913 Webster] Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine. [1913 Webster] Have I tongue to doom my brother's death? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion. [New England] --J. Pickering. [1913 Webster] 5. To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate. [1913 Webster] A man of genius . . . doomed to struggle with difficulties. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
doom n 1: an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "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" [syn: doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world] v 1: decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist" [syn: destine, fate, doom, designate] 2: pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison" [syn: sentence, condemn, doom] 3: make certain of the failure or destruction of; "This decision will doom me to lose my position"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
270 Moby Thesaurus words for "doom": Day of Judgment, Friday, Friday the thirteenth, Judgment Day, Z, abuse, act on, action, afflict, aggrieve, anathematize, anathematizing, annihilation, apodosis, appoint, appointed lot, astral influences, astrology, attaint, award, bane, befoul, bewitch, biological death, blacklist, blight, book of fate, bring home to, calamity, cast into hell, cataclysm, catastrophe, ceasing, censure, cessation, cessation of life, circumstance, clinical death, coda, conclusion, condemn, condemn to hell, condemnation, consideration, consign to hell, constellation, consummation, convict, conviction, corrupt, crack of doom, crossing the bar, crucify, culmination, cup, curse, curtain, curtains, damage, damn, damnation, day of doom, death, death knell, death sentence, death warrant, deathblow, debt of nature, decease, decision, decree, defile, deliverance, demise, denouement, denounce, denouncement, denunciate, denunciation, departure, deprave, despoil, destinate, destination, destine, destiny, destroy, destruction, determination, devote, diagnosis, dictum, dies funestis, disadvantage, disaster, disserve, dissolution, distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong, do wrong by, doom to perdition, doomsday, downfall, dying, ebb of life, effect, end, end of life, end point, ending, envenom, envoi, epilogue, eschatology, eternal rest, excommunicate, excommunication, exit, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, fatality, fate, final solution, final summons, final twitch, final words, finale, finality, find, find against, find for, find guilty, finding, finger of death, finis, finish, foredoom, fortune, future, get into trouble, goal, going, going off, grave, guilty verdict, hand of death, harass, harm, hex, hurt, ides of March, impair, inevitability, infect, injure, izzard, jaws of death, jinx, judgment, karma, kismet, knell, last, last breath, last days, last debt, last gasp, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, last things, last trumpet, last words, latter end, leaving life, loss of life, lot, making an end, maltreat, mark, menace, mistreat, moira, molest, omega, ordain, order, outrage, parting, pass judgment, pass sentence, pass sentence on, passing, passing away, passing over, payoff, penalize, period, perishing, peroration, persecute, planets, play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute, portion, precedent, prejudice, prognosis, pronounce, pronounce judgment, pronounce on, pronounce sentence, pronouncement, proscribe, proscription, quietus, rap, release, report, resolution, rest, resting place, return a verdict, reward, ruin, rule, ruling, savage, scathe, sentence, sentence of death, shades of death, shadow of death, sleep, somatic death, stars, stoppage, stopping place, summons of death, swan song, taint, term, terminal, termination, terminus, the Judgment, threaten, torment, torture, tragedy, trump of doom, unlucky day, utter a judgment, verdict, verdict of guilty, violate, weird, wheel of fortune, will of Heaven, windup, wound, wreak havoc on, wrongV.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
DOOM Decentralised Object Orientated MachineThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
A simulated 3D moster-hunting action game for IBM PCs, created and published by id Software. The original press release was dated January 1993. A cut-down shareware version v1.0 was released on 10 December 1993 and again with some bug-fixes, as v1.4 in June 1994. DOOM is similar to Wolfenstein 3d (id Software, Apogee) but has better texture mapping; walls can be at any angle, of any thickness and have windows; lighting can fade into the distance or come from point sources; floors and ceilings can be of any height; many surfaces are animated; up to four players can play over a network or two by serial link; it has a high frame rate (comparable to TV on a 486/33); DOOM isn't just a collection of connected closed rooms like Wolfenstein but sounds can travel anywhere and alert monsters of your approach. The shareware version is available from these sites: Cactus (ftp://cactus.org/pub/IHHD/multi-player/), Manitoba (ftp://ftp.cc.umanitoba.ca/pub/doom/), UK (ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/ibmpc/games/id/), South Africa (ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/msdos/games/id/), UWP ftp (ftp://archive.uwp.edu/pub/msdos/games/id/), UWP http (http://archive.uwp.edu/pub/msdos/games/id/), Finland (ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/msdos/games/id), Washington (ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS/games/doom). A FAQ by Hank Leukart: UWP (ftp://ftp.uwp.edu/pub/msdos/games/id/home-brew/doom), Washington (ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS/games/doomstuff). FAQ on WWW (http://venom.st.hmc.edu/~tkelly/doomfaq/intro.html). Other links (http://gamesdomain.co.uk/descript/doom.html). Usenet newsgroups: news:rec.games.computer.doom.announce, news:rec.games.computer.doom.editing, news:rec.games.computer.doom.help, news:rec.games.computer.doom.misc, news:rec.games.computer.doom.playing, news:alt.games.doom, news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action, news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.announce, news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.misc. Mailing List: ("sub DOOML" in the message body, no subject). Telephone: +44 (1222) 362 361 - the UK's first multi-player DOOM and games server. (1994-12-14)Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
DOOM. This word formerly signified a judgment. T. L.