What does deadline mean?

Definitions for deadline
ˈdɛdˌlaɪndead·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadline(noun)

    the point in time at which something must be completed

Wiktionary

  1. deadline(Noun)

    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. deadline(Noun)

    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. deadline(Noun)

    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. deadline(Noun)

    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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce deadline?

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How to say deadline in sign language?

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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. David Madden:

    It's really all about Greece, the fact that Germany voiced their objections on the Greek application to extend their loans wasn't entirely shocking, and this back-and-forth will continue right up until the deadline.

  2. Kristin Dziczek:

    With everything going on, it seems extremely unlikely they get to a tentative agreement by the Saturday deadline, so we get either an extension or a strike. Those are the choices.

  3. Abbas Araqchi:

    We believe that solving the technical components won't be difficult if there is veritable political will. If that is the case, the final deal can very likely be reached before the deadline.

  4. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf:

    Extending the deadline will also allow@DHSgov to work with Congress to implement needed changes to expedite the issuance of REAL IDs once the current health crisis concludes.

  5. Michael McCarthy:

    Although there is a long deadline on this, if these tariffs are introduced there will be an impact on global growth and demand.

Images & Illustrations of deadline

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