Definitions for deadlineˈdɛdˌlaɪn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word deadline

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadline(noun)

    the point in time at which something must be completed

Wiktionary

  1. deadline(Noun)

    A date on or before which something must be completed.

    I must make this deadline or my boss will kill me!

  2. deadline(Noun)

    A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.

  3. deadline(Noun)

    A line which doesn't move.

  4. deadline(Noun)

    A boundary around a prison.

  5. 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. deadline

    A crystal clear, communicated, understood and specific day, date and time that a specific act, project or task must be completed.

    The project deadline for the creation of the housing estate was crystal clear, communicated, understood and specific.

  2. deadline

    A crystal clear, communicated, understood and specific day, date and time that data, figures, information, statistics, evidence or facts must be completed, changed, updated or input by a person or emailed to another person.

    The finance coordinator set the deadline for end of month accounts a day before her deadline to ensure the information was received effectively and she had the time to input her financial data onto the accounts system.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deadline' in Nouns Frequency: #2835

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadline in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rita Mae Brown:

    A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.

  2. Philip Hammond:

    We have had to conclude it is not possible to get to an agreement by the deadline that was set.

  3. Harsh Malik:

    Give your goals a deadline and everything will fall in place. Goal Setting is the key to achieve success in anything you do.

  4. Mahmoud Abbas:

    It is natural that Palestine is heading to the UN Security Council to issue a resolution setting a deadline for ending the occupation.

  5. Energy Minister Damian Gjiknuri:

    The deadline for the handover of the applications for the sea blocks, due to the consolidation of the seismic data, will be postponed for another deadline.

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