Definitions for DOOMdum

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. fate or destiny, esp. adverse fate.

  2. ruin or death.

  3. the Last Judgment, at the end of the world.

    Category: Religion

  4. (v.t.)to destine, esp. to an adverse fate.

  5. to condemn to death.

  6. to ensure the failure of.

Origin of doom:

bef. 900; OE dōm judgment, law; c. OHG tuom, ON dōmr; cf. Skt dhaman, Gk thémis law; akin to do1, deem

Princeton's WordNet

  1. doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world(verb)

    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"

  2. destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)

    decree or designate beforehand

    "She was destined to become a great pianist"

  3. sentence, condemn, doom(verb)

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

    "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

  4. doom(verb)

    make certain of the failure or destruction of

    "This decision will doom me to lose my position"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. doom(noun)dum

    complete failure, disaster or death

    a story of doom

  2. doomdum

    the feeling that everything is bad and will continue that way

    She's all doom and gloom today.


  1. doom(Noun)

    A law.

  2. doom(Noun)

    A judgment or decision

  3. doom(Noun)

    A sentence or penalty for an illegality or type of illegality.

  4. doom(Noun)

    Death; an adverse or terrible fate, end.

    They met an untimely doom when the mine shaft caved in.

  5. doom(Noun)

    Destiny, especially adverse.

  6. doom(Noun)

    An impending severe problem or danger that seems inevitable.

  7. doom(Noun)

    A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.

  8. doom(Noun)

    The Last Judgment; or, an artistic representation of it.

  9. doom(Verb)

    To condemn to a terrible fate or outcome

  10. Doom(ProperNoun)

    A popular first-person shooter video game, often regarded as the father of the genre.

  11. Origin: From dom, cognate with dómr, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian "dom"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doom(verb)

    judgment; judicial sentence; penal decree; condemnation

  2. Doom(verb)

    that to which one is doomed or sentenced; destiny or fate, esp. unhappy destiny; penalty

  3. Doom(verb)

    ruin; death

  4. Doom(verb)

    discriminating opinion or judgment; discrimination; discernment; decision

  5. Doom(verb)

    to judge; to estimate or determine as a judge

  6. Doom(verb)

    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

  7. Doom(verb)

    to ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine

  8. Doom(verb)

    to assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion

  9. Doom(verb)

    to destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate


  1. Doom

    Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software. In Doom, players assume the role of a space marine, popularly known as "Doomguy", who must fight his way through the hordes of invading demons from Hell. The game is divided into three nine-level episodes. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring the fourth episode, came out in 1995. With one third of the game distributed as shareware, Doom was played by an estimated 10 million people within two years of its release, popularizing the mode of gameplay and spawning a gaming subculture; as a sign of its effect on the industry, games from the mid-1990s boom of first-person shooters are often known simply as "Doom clones". As such, Doom is widely known as one of the most important video games of all time for having popularized the first-person shooter genre, pioneering immersive 3D graphics, networked multiplayer gaming, and support for customized additions and modifications via packaged files in a data archive known as "WADs". Its graphic and interactive violence, as well as its satanic imagery, also made it the subject of considerable controversy.

Anagrams of DOOM

  1. mood

Translations for DOOM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


fate, especially something terrible and final which is about to happen (to one)

The whole place had an atmosphere of doom; His doom was inevitable.

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