Definitions for Apocalypseəˈpɒk ə lɪps

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apocalypse(noun)

    a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil

  2. 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

GCIDE

  1. Apocalypse(n.)

    the final battle between good and evil, as foreseen in Saint John's Apocalypse; the time when God conquers the powers of evil, attended by cataclysmic cosmic events, and sometimes thought of as the end of the world; an Armageddon.

  2. Apocalypse(n.)

    Anything viewed as a revelation, especially one that is highly significant for the person receiving it; a disclosure. Often used of a realization or revelation that changes a person's goals or style of life.

  3. Origin: [L. apocalypsis, Gr. , fr. to uncover, to disclose; from + to cover, conceal: cf. F. apocalypse.]

Wiktionary

  1. apocalypse(Noun)

    A revelation.

    The early development of Perl 6 was punctuated by a series of apocalypses by Larry Wall.

  2. apocalypse(Noun)

    The events prophesied in the Revelation of John; the second coming and the end of life on Earth; global destruction.

  3. apocalypse(Noun)

    A disaster; a cataclysmic event.

  4. Apocalypse(ProperNoun)

    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.

  5. Origin: From ἀποκάλυψις.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apocalypse(noun)

    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

  2. Apocalypse(noun)

    anything viewed as a revelation; a disclosure

  3. Origin: [L. apocalypsis, Gr. , fr. to uncover, to disclose; from + to cover, conceal: cf. F. apocalypse.]

Freebase

  1. Apocalypse

    An apocalypse, translated literally from Greek, is a disclosure of knowledge, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation, although this sense did not enter English until the 14th century. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden. In the Revelation of John, the last book of the New Testament, the revelation which John receives is that of the ultimate victory of good over evil and the end of the present age, and that is the primary meaning of the term, one that dates to 1175. Today, it is commonly used in reference to any prophetic revelation or so-called End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apocalypse

    a-pok′al-ips, n. the name of the last book of the New Testament containing the 'revelation' granted to St John: any revelation or disclosure.—ns. Apoc′alypst, Apoc′alypt, a revealer of the future.—adjs. Apocalypt′ic, -al.—adv. Apocalypt′ically.—n. Apocalypt′ist, the writer of the Apocalypse.—Apocalyptic number, the mystical number 666, spoken of in the Apocalypse. The best solution of the riddle is Neron Kesar—Hebrew form of the Latin Nero Cæsar. The vowels e and a are not expressed in the ancient Hebrew writing: accordingly NeRON KeSaR gives

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apocalypse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apocalypse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jennifer Lawrence:

    I think there are so many characters in the X-Men universe that we could go and explore before we have to go and mash up with those guys, x-Men: Apocalypse.

  2. Barry Schwartz:

    It's not the apocalypse, it's not doom and gloom, and if it's not doom and gloom you can come out of the bunker and the first thing you do is take a sigh of relief and then you want to make money.

  3. Roman Coppola:

    Maybe 40 years ago people might not have appreciated a film like 'Apocalypse Now,' which was kind of unusual to say the least, if you're looking as an artist for some type of assurance that what you are doing is OK or going in the right direction then I think you have to wait for the judgment of time before you know.

  4. Ernest Renan:

    Let us pardon him his hope of a vain apocalypse, and of a second coming in great triumph upon the clouds of heaven. Perhaps these were the errors of others rather than his own; and if it be true that he himself shared the general illusion, what matters it, since his dream rendered him strong against death, and sustained him in a struggle to which he might otherwise have been unequal?

  5. Nigel Green:

    There are many, and legitimate, contributing factors to the global economic slowdown narrative. These include China-related issues, such as the recent devaluation of its currency, the stock market's boom and bust in recent months, and slower GDP growth, i believe that this volatility is likely to remain with us, at least until the end of the year ... But for most long term investors, fears of a near-term financial apocalypse are overdone.

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