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doom / doōm/ • n. death, destruction, or some other terrible fate: the aircraft was sent crashing to its doom in the water. ∎  [in sing.] archaic (in Christian belief) the Last Judgment. • v. [tr.] (usu. be doomed) condemn to certain destruction or death: fuel was spilling out of the damaged wing and the aircraft was doomed. ∎  cause to have an unfortunate and inescapable outcome: her plan was doomed to failure | [as adj.] (doomed) the moving story of their doomed love affair. PHRASES: doom and gloom (also gloom and doom) a general feeling of pessimism or despondency: the national feeling of doom and gloom.

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Doom. Pictorial representation of the Last Judgement in the Middle Ages. In a church it often took the form of a mural painting over the chancel-arch, with Christ in the middle, Hell and the damned on His left (the south or right when seen from the nave), and the Blessed on the left (north). It was also a subject for stained-glass windows: a spectacular glass Doom survives in St Mary's Church, Fairford, Glos. (late C15 and early C16).

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doom death, destruction, or some other terrible fate; in Christian belief, an archaic name for the Last Judgement. The word is recorded from Old English (in form dōm), and originally denoted ‘statute, judgement’; it is of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘put in place’.
Doomsday the last day of the world's existence; Judgement Day. Doomsday Book is sometimes found as a variant of Domesday Book.

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doom ordinance, decision, trial, judgement OE.; (final) fate XIV. OE. dōm = OFris., OS. dōm, OHG. tuom, ON. dómr, Goth. dōms :- Gmc. *dōmaz lit. that which is set or put, f. *dō- place, set, DO 1.
Hence doom vb. XV.

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DOOM

An archaic term for a court's judgment. For example, some criminal sentences still end with the phrase " … which is pronounced for doom."

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Doom or Doomsday: see Judgment Day.

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