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.
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.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'deadline' in Nouns Frequency: #2835
The numerical value of deadline in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of deadline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
We have had to conclude it is not possible to get to an agreement by the deadline that was set.
Give your goals a deadline and everything will fall in place. Goal Setting is the key to achieve success in anything you do.
It is natural that Palestine is heading to the UN Security Council to issue a resolution setting a deadline for ending the occupation.
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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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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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