the point in time at which something must be completed
A date on or before which something must be completed.
I must make this deadline or my boss will kill me!
A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.
A line which doesn't move.
A boundary around a prison.
Origin: 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
The numerical value of deadline in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of deadline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of deadline in a Sentence
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.
We're going to have these negotiations and there's a deadline. November 30 is the deadline. Democrats know that deadline as well, so they've got some decisions they'll have to make.
If they're not able to meet the deadline, the secretary of state of Florida may go ahead and certify the elections for our candidates, in that case, you can bet your butt there will be lawsuits filed everywhere.
We’ve been seeking to find a way to get Republicans in Congress to accept an invitation from Democrats for months to engage in bipartisan talks on the budget, republicans put it off for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a bipartisan budget agreement before the deadline.
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.
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- الموعد النهائيArabic
- termín, uzávěrkaCzech
- Frist, Termin, StichtagGerman
- requisito, compromiso, fecha límiteSpanish
- takaraja, deadline, määräaikaFinnish
- date butoir, date limite, échéanceFrench
- ceann-amaScottish Gaelic
- tenggat waktuIndonesian
- 締め切り, 期限, デッドラインJapanese
- 마감 시간Korean
- nieprzekraczalny terminPolish
- timp limităRomanian
- дедлайн, последний срок, срок, крайний срокRussian
- рок, термин, termin, rokSerbo-Croatian
- tidsfrist, deadlineSwedish
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