What does Apocalypse mean?

Definitions for Apocalypse
əˈpɒk ə lɪpsapoc·a·lypse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apocalypsenoun

    a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil

  2. Revelation, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse, Book of Revelationnoun

    the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle

GCIDE

  1. Apocalypsenoun

    the final battle between good and evil, as foreseen in Saint John's Apocalypse; the time when God conquers the powers of evil, attended by cataclysmic cosmic events, and sometimes thought of as the end of the world; an Armageddon.

  2. Apocalypsenoun

    Anything viewed as a revelation, especially one that is highly significant for the person receiving it; a disclosure. Often used of a realization or revelation that changes a person's goals or style of life.

Wiktionary

  1. apocalypsenoun

    A revelation.

    The early development of Perl 6 was punctuated by a series of apocalypses by Larry Wall.

  2. apocalypsenoun

    The events prophesied in the Revelation of John; the second coming and the end of life on Earth; global destruction.

  3. apocalypsenoun

    A disaster; a cataclysmic event.

  4. Apocalypsenoun

    The written account of a revelation of hidden things given by God to a chosen prophet.

    Apocalypses of Adam and Abraham (Epiphanius) and of Elias (Jerome) are also mentioned.

  5. Etymology: From ἀποκάλυψις.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. APOCALYPSEnoun

    Revelation; discovery: a word used only of the sacred writings.

    Etymology: from ἀϖοϰαλύϖτω.

    O for that warning voice, which he who saw
    Th’ apocalypse heard cry in heav’n aloud. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    With this throne, of the glory of the Father, compare the throne of the Son of God, as seen in the apocalypse. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

Wikipedia

  1. Apocalypse

    Apocalypse (from Ancient Greek ἀποκάλυψις (apokálupsis) 'revelation, disclosure') is a literary genre in which a supernatural being reveals cosmic mysteries or the future to a human intermediary. The means of mediation include dreams, visions and heavenly journeys, and they typically feature symbolic imagery drawn from the Hebrew Bible, cosmological and (pessimistic) historical surveys, the division of time into periods, esoteric numerology, and claims of ecstasy and inspiration. Almost all are written under pseudonyms (false names), claiming as author a venerated hero from previous centuries, as with Book of Daniel, composed during the 2nd century BCE but bearing the name of the legendary Daniel.Eschatology, from Greek eschatos, last, concerns expectations of the end of the present age, and apocalyptic eschatology is the application of the apocalyptic world-view to the end of the world, when God will punish the wicked and reward the faithful. An apocalypse will often contain much eschatological material, but need not: the baptism of Jesus in Matthew's gospel, for example, can be considered apocalyptic in that the heavens open for the presence of a divine mediator (the dove representing the spirit of God) and a voice communicates supernatural information, but there is no eschatological element.Scholars have identified examples of the genre ranging from the mid-2nd century BCE to the 2nd century CE, and examples are to be found in Persian and Greco-Roman literature as well as Jewish and Christian. The sole clear case in the Jewish Bible (Old Testament) is chapters 7-12 of the Book of Daniel, but there are many examples from non-canonical Jewish works; the Book of Revelation is the only apocalypse in the New Testament, but passages reflecting the genre are to be found in the gospels and in nearly all the genuine Pauline epistles.

ChatGPT

  1. apocalypse

    The term "apocalypse" generally refers to a catastrophic event or series of events that leads to the complete destruction or downfall of human civilization and the world as we know it. It typically involves widespread chaos, devastation, and significant loss of life. The concept of an apocalypse is often associated with religious or mythological beliefs, depicting an ultimate and decisive end to the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apocalypsenoun

    the revelation delivered to St. John, in the isle of Patmos, near the close of the first century, forming the last book of the New Testament

  2. Apocalypsenoun

    anything viewed as a revelation; a disclosure

  3. Etymology: [L. apocalypsis, Gr. , fr. to uncover, to disclose; from + to cover, conceal: cf. F. apocalypse.]

Wikidata

  1. Apocalypse

    An apocalypse, translated literally from Greek, is a disclosure of knowledge, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation, although this sense did not enter English until the 14th century. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden. In the Revelation of John, the last book of the New Testament, the revelation which John receives is that of the ultimate victory of good over evil and the end of the present age, and that is the primary meaning of the term, one that dates to 1175. Today, it is commonly used in reference to any prophetic revelation or so-called End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apocalypse

    a-pok′al-ips, n. the name of the last book of the New Testament containing the 'revelation' granted to St John: any revelation or disclosure.—ns. Apoc′alypst, Apoc′alypt, a revealer of the future.—adjs. Apocalypt′ic, -al.—adv. Apocalypt′ically.—n. Apocalypt′ist, the writer of the Apocalypse.—Apocalyptic number, the mystical number 666, spoken of in the Apocalypse. The best solution of the riddle is Neron Kesar—Hebrew form of the Latin Nero Cæsar. The vowels e and a are not expressed in the ancient Hebrew writing: accordingly NeRON KeSaR gives

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apocalypse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Apocalypse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Apocalypse in a Sentence

  1. Roman Coppola:

    Maybe 40 years ago people might not have appreciated a film like 'Apocalypse Now,' which was kind of unusual to say the least, if you're looking as an artist for some type of assurance that what you are doing is OK or going in the right direction then I think you have to wait for the judgment of time before you know.

  2. Andrew Lincoln:

    [But] there’s an inspirational sort of strength and endurance and quality of tenacity that he possesses, i’m much more indecisive and a people-pleaser than someone who’s willing to step into the firing line. But I’ve learned from this guy. He has qualities that I would hope to emulate if [stuff] ever hit the fan. But I’d like to think I’ve done it on screen, maybe I could be a zombie-killer in real life if the apocalypse hit. But then, I’d obviously die a horrible, quick death in reality.

  3. Jennifer Lawrence:

    I think there are so many characters in the X-Men universe that we could go and explore before we have to go and mash up with those guys, x-Men: Apocalypse.

  4. Bachar Ghattas:

    You can see injured people all over the streets in Beirut, glass all over the place, cars are damaged, it is like an apocalypse, it is very, very frightening what is happening right now, and people are freaking out. The emergency services are overwhelmed.

  5. Glenn Stutzky:

    The apocalypse, I think, both reveals our humanity and our inhumanity, it doesn’t get more basic or fundamental than that.

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