Definitions for deadlineˈdɛdˌlaɪn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word deadline
the point in time at which something must be completed
A date on or before which something must be completed.
I must make this deadline or my boss will kill me!
A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.
A line which doesn't move.
A boundary around a prison.
Origin: The context of a due date originated in journalism, probably from an earlier usage in printing, representing a guideline marked on a plate for a printing press (inside which all content should appear). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, early usage refers simply to lines that do not move, such as one used in angling; slightly later American usage includes a boundary around a prison which prisoners must not cross.
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Rank popularity for the word 'deadline' in Nouns Frequency: #2835
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No time deadline is sacrosanct.
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani told Deadline.
Every deadline that has been set has not been met so far.
President Obama, Dems threaten shutdown as funding deadline looms - WashEx :.
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
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Translations for deadline
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- termín, uzávěrkaCzech
- Frist, Termin, StichtagGerman
- requisito, compromiso, fecha límiteSpanish
- takaraja, deadline, määräaikaFinnish
- date butoir, date limite, échéanceFrench
- ceann-amaScottish Gaelic
- tenggat waktuIndonesian
- 締め切り, 期限, デッドラインJapanese
- nieprzekraczalny terminPolish
- timp limităRomanian
- дедлайн, последний срок, срок, крайний срокRussian
- рок, термин, termin, rokSerbo-Croatian
- tidsfrist, deadlineSwedish
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