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


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  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. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    No time deadline is sacrosanct.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    We’re up against a July 1 deadline.

  3. David Letterman:

    New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani told Deadline.

  4. Casie Copeland:

    Every deadline that has been set has not been met so far.

  5. Corporate Secretary Suradi:

    We have to be able to get our own funding, our deadline is quite tight.

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