What does Perdition mean?

Definitions for Perditionpərˈdɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit(noun)

    (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

    "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson


  1. Perdition(n.)

    Hell; hades; as, on the path to perdition.

  2. Origin: [F., fr. L. perditio, fr. perdere, perditum, to ruin, to lose; per (cf. Skr. par away) + -dere (only in comp.) to put; akin to Gr. tiqe`nai, E. do. See Do.]


  1. perdition(Noun)

    eternal damnation

  2. perdition(Noun)


  3. perdition(Noun)

    absolute ruin

  4. Origin: From perdiciun, from perditio, from perdo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perdition(noun)

    entire loss; utter destruction; ruin; esp., the utter loss of the soul, or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal death

  2. Perdition(noun)

    loss of diminution

  3. Origin: [F., fr. L. perditio, fr. perdere, perditum, to ruin, to lose; per (cf. Skr. par away) + -dere (only in comp.) to put; akin to Gr. tiqe`nai, E. do. See Do.]


  1. Perdition

    Perdition is a 1987 stage play by Jim Allen. It deals with a libel action in Israel a few years after the Second World War, which looks into alleged collaboration during the War between the leadership of the Zionist movement in Hungary and the Nazis. It led to some controversy when a production directed by Ken Loach for the Royal Court Theatre in London was cancelled in January 1987 only thirty-six before the first performance. More recently, the actor Tam Dean Burn has been involved in organising readings. It was performed at the Gate Theatre in London in 1999. Perfidy, by Ben Hecht, also covered the Kastner trial, and is from where the play drew its title.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perdition

    per-dish′un, n. utter loss or ruin: the utter loss of happiness in a future state.—n. Per′dita, a lost woman.—adj. Perdi′tionable. [Fr.,—L. perditioperdĕre, perditumper, entirely, dăre, to put.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perdition in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perdition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Barrell Cheever:

    Faith in tomorrow, instead of Christ, is Satan's nurse for man's perdition.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Excellent wretch Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.

  3. William Shakespeare, "Othello", Act 3 scene 3:

    Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.

  4. Henry Thomas Buckle:

    If you can impress any man with an absorbing conviction of the supreme importance of some moral or religious doctrine if you can make him believe that those who reject that doctrine are doomed to eternal perdition if you then give that man power, and by means of his ignorance blind him to the ulterior consequences of his own act,-he will infallibly persecute those who deny his doctrine.

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