What does Apocalypse mean?

Definitions for Apocalypse
əˈpɒk ə lɪpsApoca·lypse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apocalypse(noun)

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

  2. Revelation, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse, Book of Revelation(noun)

    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. Apocalypse(n.)

    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.

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

  2. Apocalypse(n.)

    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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. apocalypse(Noun)

    A revelation.

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

    Etymology: From ἀποκάλυψις.

  2. apocalypse(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From ἀποκάλυψις.

  3. apocalypse(Noun)

    A disaster; a cataclysmic event.

    Etymology: From ἀποκάλυψις.

  4. Apocalypse(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: From ἀποκάλυψις.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apocalypse(noun)

    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

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

  2. Apocalypse(noun)

    anything viewed as a revelation; a disclosure

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

Freebase

  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. Paul Dergarabedian of comScore:

    Jeff Bock, a box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations, declared to Variety. But Ben-Hur isn't the only epic fail. Proving that Americans aren't impressed with much of Hollywood's summer slate, there have been multiple flops, including the Ghostbusters remake, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Star Trek Beyond, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Legend of Tarzan, Warcraft, X Men: Apocalypse, and the Steven Spielberg directed fantasy, The BFG. Still, as The Wrap just reported, North American ticket sales are up 2.84 percent over 2015 receipts at this time. The films have cumulatively earned an astounding $4.14 billion domestic in figures calculated from 108 days after the first Friday in May until Aug. 22. This summer suffered from the problem of perception versus reality.

  2. Ernest Renan:

    Let us pardon him his hope of a vain apocalypse, and of a second coming in great triumph upon the clouds of heaven. Perhaps these were the errors of others rather than his own; and if it be true that he himself shared the general illusion, what matters it, since his dream rendered him strong against death, and sustained him in a struggle to which he might otherwise have been unequal?

  3. Amany Qaddour:

    We talk about the ability to stay home and be on lockdown, and we see people rushing to stores right now. That is not something you have in Syria -- you are not able to prepare for what appears to be an apocalypse and go get a month's worth of food, you're displaced, you are out in the open in a tent that might not even have a door and you can not protect yourself from these threats... [ including ] the major threat of infectious disease.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The first marriage for a man is a big lesson, the second a grave blunder, the third a fatal accident, the fourth an apocalypse.

  5. 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.

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