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ˌɑr məˈgɛd nar·maged·don

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Armageddonnoun

    (New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world

  2. Armageddonnoun

    any catastrophically destructive battle

    "they called the first World War an Armageddon"


  1. Armageddonnoun

    the final, decisive battle between the forces of good and evil, as foretold in the Apocolypse of Saint John. Also, the site of that battle. Used metaphorically for a vast and decisive conflict, attended by cataclysmic destruction.


  1. Armageddonnoun

    The site of a prophesied final battle between the forces of good and evil.

  2. Armageddonnoun

    The scene of a decisive conflict on a great scale.

  3. Armageddonnoun

    Any great and crucial conflict.

  4. Etymology: From הר מגידו, used in Revelation 16:16, referring to Mount Megiddo, the place of the last battle at the Last Judgment.


  1. armageddon

    Armageddon is a term often used to refer to a catastrophic and extremely destructive event or a situation that could lead to the total annihilation of the world or human civilization. In a religious context, notably in Christianity, it refers to a predicted battle at the end of the world, specifically at a place called Megiddo, as described in the Bible's Book of Revelation.


  1. Armageddon

    Armageddon will be, according to the Book of Revelation, the site of a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario. The word "Armageddon" appears only once in the Greek New Testament, in Revelation 16:16. The word may come from Hebrew har məgiddô, meaning "Mountain of Megiddo". "Mount" Megiddo is not actually a mountain, but a tell on which ancient forts were built to guard the Via Maris, an ancient trade route linking Egypt with the northern empires of Syria, Anatolia and Mesopotamia. Megiddo was the location of various ancient battles, including one in the 15th century BC and one in 609 BC. Modern Megiddo is a town approximately 25 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee in the Kishon River area. According to one premillennial Christian interpretation, the Messiah will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist and Satan the Devil in the Battle of Armageddon. Then Satan will be put into the "bottomless pit" or abyss for 1,000 years, known as the Millennium. After being released from the abyss, Satan will gather Gog and Magog from the four corners of the earth. They will encamp surrounding the "holy ones" and the "beloved city". Fire will come down from God, out of heaven and devour Gog and Magog after the Millennium. The Devil, death, hell, and those not found written in the Book of Life are then thrown into Gehenna.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Armageddon

    är-mag-ed′on, n. the great symbolical battlefield of the Apocalypse, in which the final struggle between the powers of good and evil is to be fought out. [The name was no doubt suggested by the famous battlefield of Megiddo, in the plain of Esdraelon.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Armageddon

    a name given in Apocalypse to the final battlefield between the powers of good and evil, or Christ and Antichrist.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Armageddon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Armageddon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Armageddon in a Sentence

  1. Trevor Moffat:

    It sounded like a big tractor trailer passing by the road, rattling and shaking, guttural rumbling. ... We left everything there, grabbed my kid, my dog, got in the car with my wife, all the neighbors were outside, a lot of young people crying. Armageddon type reaction.

  2. Orrin Hatch:

    I respect my Democratic colleagues, but this is stupidity, if they want to cause an Armageddon, wait 'til the next nominee is nominated. Then, if they don't like that, that's perhaps when they could use the filibuster. But to use it on a nominee like Neil Gorsuch -- that's just crazy.

  3. Steve Johnson:

    That whole place was ablaze. It was like Armageddon, we were literally driving through the flames.

  4. Helen Levy:

    We looked for it. In fact we really looked hard for it, this just hasn’t been the labor supply Armageddon some were predicting.

  5. Englishman Willett:

    I said yesterday it could be Armageddon today and it was this morning, luckily we didn't have to play in the rain. The wind we had was a good wind for St Andrews, a 20 to 30-yard wind. It was playable, you can certainly hit golf shots and it wasn't too ridiculous.

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