Definitions for Apocalypseəˈpɒk ə lɪps
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•poc•a•lypseəˈpɒk ə lɪps(n.)
Ref: revelation (def. 4). 4
any of a class of Jewish or Christian writings of c200 b.c. to a.d. 350 that were assumed to make revelations of the ultimate divine purpose.
a prophetic revelation, esp. concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good triumph over the forces of evil.
any revelation or prophecy.
any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of apocalypse:
1125–75; < LL apocalypsis < Gk apokálypsis revelation, der. of apokalýptein to uncover, reveal =apo-apo - +kalýptein to cover, conceal
a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
Revelation, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse, Book of Revelation(noun)
the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
The early development of Perl 6 was punctuated by a series of apocalypses by Larry Wall.
The events prophesied in the Revelation of John; the second coming and the end of life on Earth; global destruction.
A disaster; a cataclysmic event.
The written account of a revelation of hidden things given by God to a chosen prophet.
Apocalypses of Adam and Abraham (Epiphanius) and of Elias (Jerome) are also mentioned.
Origin: From ἀποκάλυψις.
the revelation delivered to St. John, in the isle of Patmos, near the close of the first century, forming the last book of the New Testament
anything viewed as a revelation; a disclosure