Associations to the word «Doom»


DOOM, noun. Destiny, especially terrible.
DOOM, noun. An ill fate; an impending severe occurrence or danger that seems inevitable.
DOOM, noun. A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.
DOOM, noun. (countable) (historical) A law.
DOOM, noun. (countable) (historical) A judgment or decision.
DOOM, noun. (countable) (historical) A sentence or penalty for illegal behaviour.
DOOM, noun. Death.
DOOM, noun. (sometimes capitalized) The Last Judgment; or, an artistic representation of it.
DOOM, verb. To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn.
DOOM, verb. To destine; to fix irrevocably the ill fate of.
DOOM, verb. (obsolete) To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
DOOM, verb. (obsolete) To ordain as a penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
DOOM, verb. (archaic) (US) (New England) To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.
DOOM, proper noun. (video games) (trademark) A popular first-person shooter video game, often regarded as the father of the genre.
DOOM AND GLOOM, adjective. (idiomatic) Feeling, or acting in a manner consistent with, pessimism and despair.
DOOM AND GLOOM, noun. (idiomatic) Something considered indicative of feelings of pessimism and despair.
DOOM METAL, noun. (music genre) A subgenre of heavy metal characterised by a slow tempo and low-tuned guitars, often emphasizing despairing lyrics.
DOOM PALM, noun. Alternative spelling of doum palm
DOOM PALMS, noun. Plural of doom palm

Dictionary definition

DOOM, noun. 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".
DOOM, verb. Decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist".
DOOM, verb. Pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison".
DOOM, verb. Make certain of the failure or destruction of; "This decision will doom me to lose my position".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy