What does deadline mean?

Definitions for deadline
ˈdɛdˌlaɪndead·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadlinenoun

    the point in time at which something must be completed

Wiktionary

  1. deadlinenoun

    A date on or before which something must be completed.

    I must make this deadline or my boss will kill me!

    Etymology: The context of a due date originated in journalism, probably from an earlier usage in printing, representing a guideline marked on a plate for a printing press (inside which all content should appear). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, early usage refers simply to lines that do not move, such as one used in angling; slightly later American usage includes a boundary around a prison which prisoners must not cross.

  2. deadlinenoun

    A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.

    Etymology: The context of a due date originated in journalism, probably from an earlier usage in printing, representing a guideline marked on a plate for a printing press (inside which all content should appear). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, early usage refers simply to lines that do not move, such as one used in angling; slightly later American usage includes a boundary around a prison which prisoners must not cross.

  3. deadlinenoun

    A line which doesn't move.

    Etymology: The context of a due date originated in journalism, probably from an earlier usage in printing, representing a guideline marked on a plate for a printing press (inside which all content should appear). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, early usage refers simply to lines that do not move, such as one used in angling; slightly later American usage includes a boundary around a prison which prisoners must not cross.

  4. deadlinenoun

    A boundary around a prison.

    Etymology: The context of a due date originated in journalism, probably from an earlier usage in printing, representing a guideline marked on a plate for a printing press (inside which all content should appear). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, early usage refers simply to lines that do not move, such as one used in angling; slightly later American usage includes a boundary around a prison which prisoners must not cross.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'deadline' in Nouns Frequency: #2835

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadline in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deadline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of deadline in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I am going to the United States not because I seek a confrontation with the President, but because I must fulfill my obligation to speak up on a matter that affects the very survival of my country, i intend to speak about this issue before the March 24th deadline and I intend to speak in the U.S. Congress because Congress might have an important role on a nuclear deal with Iran.

  2. Evelyn Stauffer:

    The department has been operating in good faith and earnestly trying to comply with court orders, including the rapidly approaching deadline for reunification, our interpretation of the court's order is that HHS must make a determination of parentage, fitness, and safety before reunifying families, but that HHS need not undertake the fuller process of vetting for children's safety that HHS would ordinarily conduct in its operations.

  3. Steven Mnuchin:

    I don't think it would be productive to speculate on the outcome because we have a lot of work left to do. ... If we can't get to the deadline, that's not because we haven't worked around the clock.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    I am very concerned that it is apparent that the Department (of Justice) will not meet the April 2 deadline that we set. And I'm very disturbed by that, i asked whether he could commit that the full report, an unredacted full report with the underlying documents evidence would be provided to Congress and to the American people. And he wouldn't make a commitment to that. I am very concerned about that.

  5. Wendy Murphy:

    Herring said in a statement. The fact that Republican attorneys general are suing to block the ERA, and that they now have the support of the Trump Administration, is absolutely repugnant. FLASHBACK: WHY THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT IS A FEMINIST DISASTER On Tuesday, supporters of the ERAfiled a federal lawsuitin Massachusetts aimed at clearing a legal path for adoption of the amendment. The lawsuit argues that because the deadline was set forth in legislation authorizing states to ratify the amendment and not in the three-sentence amendment itself its not constitutionally binding and Virginias vote would put the amendment over the top. We are not surprised that the Trump administration acted swiftly to declare its opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment.

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