What does DOOM mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doom, doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world(verb)

    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

    "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"

  2. destine, fate, doom, designate(verb)

    decree or designate beforehand

    "She was destined to become a great pianist"

  3. sentence, condemn, doom(verb)

    pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

    "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

  4. doom(verb)

    make certain of the failure or destruction of

    "This decision will doom me to lose my position"


  1. doom(Noun)

    A law.

  2. doom(Noun)

    A judgment or decision

  3. doom(Noun)

    A sentence or penalty for an illegality or type of illegality.

  4. doom(Noun)

    Death; an adverse or terrible fate, end.

    They met an untimely doom when the mine shaft caved in.

  5. doom(Noun)

    Destiny, especially adverse.

  6. doom(Noun)

    An impending severe problem or danger that seems inevitable.

  7. doom(Noun)

    A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.

  8. doom(Noun)

    The Last Judgment; or, an artistic representation of it.

  9. doom(Verb)

    To condemn to a terrible fate or outcome

  10. Doom(ProperNoun)

    A popular first-person shooter video game, often regarded as the father of the genre.

  11. Origin: From dom, cognate with dómr, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian "dom"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doom(verb)

    judgment; judicial sentence; penal decree; condemnation

  2. Doom(verb)

    that to which one is doomed or sentenced; destiny or fate, esp. unhappy destiny; penalty

  3. Doom(verb)

    ruin; death

  4. Doom(verb)

    discriminating opinion or judgment; discrimination; discernment; decision

  5. Doom(verb)

    to judge; to estimate or determine as a judge

  6. Doom(verb)

    to pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a criminal doomed to chains or death

  7. Doom(verb)

    to ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine

  8. Doom(verb)

    to assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion

  9. Doom(verb)

    to destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate


  1. Doom

    Doom is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game by id Software. In Doom, players assume the role of a space marine, popularly known as "Doomguy", who must fight his way through the hordes of invading demons from Hell. The game is divided into three nine-level episodes. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring the fourth episode, came out in 1995. With one third of the game distributed as shareware, Doom was played by an estimated 10 million people within two years of its release, popularizing the mode of gameplay and spawning a gaming subculture; as a sign of its effect on the industry, games from the mid-1990s boom of first-person shooters are often known simply as "Doom clones". As such, Doom is widely known as one of the most important video games of all time for having popularized the first-person shooter genre, pioneering immersive 3D graphics, networked multiplayer gaming, and support for customized additions and modifications via packaged files in a data archive known as "WADs". Its graphic and interactive violence, as well as its satanic imagery, also made it the subject of considerable controversy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Doom

    dōōm, n. judgment: condemnation: destiny: ruin: final judgment: a picture of the Last Judgment.—v.t. to pronounce judgment on: to sentence: to condemn:—pr.p. dōōm′ing; pa.p. dōōmed.—adjs. Doomed, under sentence; Doom′ful (Spens.), full of doom, ruin, or destructive power.—adv. Dooms (Scot.) very, exceedingly.—ns. Dooms′day, the day of doom, the day when the world will be judged; Dooms′day-book (see Domesday); Dooms′man, one who pronounces doom or sentence, a judge.—Crack of doom, the signal for the final dissolution of all things, the last trump. [A.S. dóm, judgment.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOOM in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOOM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Don DeLillo:

    Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.

  2. Laura Danly:

    Some people look at it as being a portent of doom. That is not uncommon, but it really isn't. It is the alignment of the sun and the moon.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Despite the perennial doom and gloom that I guess is inevitably part of a presidential campaign, America is winning right now, america is great right now. We can do even better.

  4. Allan Small:

    Everyone was predicting doom and gloom for the banks and look at them, four of the five raised dividends, yes, their loan loss provision are higher, but you've got to expect that.

  5. Marc Abraham:

    I think he had a profound sadness in him, tom [Hiddleston, the actor portraying Williams] puts across that impending sense of doom. Hank felt there was something bad around the corner.

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Translations for DOOM

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الموتArabic
  • орис, обричам, участ, гибелBulgarian
  • damnarCatalan, Valencian
  • osud, odsouditCzech
  • Untergang, drohendes Unheil, verurteilenGerman
  • condenarSpanish
  • loppu, kohtalo, tuomio, tuomita, kauhuFinnish
  • condamner, ruine, perte, mort, destinFrench
  • végzet, ítélet, törvény, rendeletHungarian
  • giudizio, presagio, sentenza, fato, sorte, condanna, morte, penalità, decisione, rovina, avversitàItalian
  • 凶運, 滅亡, 刑罰, 宣告, 断罪, 死, 判決, 災難, 運命Japanese
  • ondergangDutch
  • zguba, fatum, zagłada, grozaPolish
  • реше́ние, зако́н, рок, Стра́шный суд, ги́бель, пригово́р, осуди́ть, предчу́вствие, обре́чь, фа́тум, смерть, декре́т, осужда́ть, у́часть, обрека́ть, судьба́, суд, кончи́наRussian
  • undergångSwedish

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