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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a doomed attempt (=certain to fail, and causing something very bad to happen)
▪ His attempt to reach the Pole was doomed from the beginning.
be doomed to disappointment (=be sure to be disappointed)
▪ If you expect too much, you will be doomed to disappointment.
be doomed to failure (=be certain to fail)
▪ The rebellion was doomed to failure from the start.
doom and gloom (=when there seems no hope)
▪ The picture is not all doom and gloom - some tourist areas are still drawing in the crowds.
harbingers of doom
▪ These birds are considered to be harbingers of doom.
impending danger/doom/death/disaster etc
▪ She had a sense of impending disaster.
prophet of doom/disaster (=someone who says that bad things will happen)
▪ Over the period since 1945 as a whole, other beasts proved mammoths - of elephantine size but doomed to extinction.
▪ Under emancipation, the Negro was thought to be doomed to extinction.
▪ In aquarium conditions such attempts are usually doomed to failure due to bacteria attacking the severed portions before the wounds heal.
▪ Any attempt to legislate goodwill in the market-place is doomed to failure.
▪ Even so, such alliances are, in the long run, doomed to failure.
▪ It was clear that any straight forward attempt to build the maximum floor area on the site would be doomed to failure.
▪ Another airborne bid for peace that Churchill disapproved of, likewise doomed to failure.
▪ It was now obvious that repeated military efforts by a single state were doomed to failure.
▪ And yet it looks doomed to failure, thwarted by a United States-led opposition.
▪ The union quest to preserve the rights and prerogatives of unskilled labor are doomed to failure.
▪ Any individual initiative against them is doomed from the start.
▪ But this attempt to carry on as though nothing had happened was doomed from the start.
▪ In truth, it was doomed from the very start.
▪ I think that record was doomed from the start.
▪ The council tax is doomed from the start.
▪ Things weren't good - perhaps the film was doomed from the start.
▪ In this climate Minitel seems doomed.
▪ Yet, any critical attempt to reduce to discursive terms the emotional and poetic appeal of the film seems doomed to failure.
▪ When Lord Leverhulme abandoned Lewis, the crofting villages seemed doomed to a steady decline and eventual extinction.
▪ Now the Local, depleted, seemed to be doomed, because it needed the votes of the crossovers and scabs.
▪ Any attempt to nail down individuals with the aid of rules and collective values seems doomed to vague and complex generalities.
▪ Sable Island seems doomed to wash away, and this pale, pretty dune sparrow will go with it.
▪ The beeches, in the absence of recruits to replace plants dying of old age, seem doomed.
▪ It might seem that adolescents are doomed for ever to be ideological social critics.
▪ The threat of a costly legal battle doomed the proposal.
▪ All have been doomed to failure.
▪ But this attempt to carry on as though nothing had happened was doomed from the start.
▪ Even those you thought were doomed.
▪ Half of us are ruthless and the other half are doomed.
▪ None of this means that Gore is doomed.
▪ They had felt she was doomed from the beginning.
▪ Yet in the longer term a regime resting upon the narrowing social base of the landowning nobility was doomed.
▪ And my pounding heart served to give me a feeling of impending doom.
▪ Thomas looked over the marshlands which showed no sign of impending doom.
▪ He has already received warnings of his own impending doom so is lost in his own thoughts, fears and anxieties.
▪ I lit a Gauloise as the bell went and prepared to meet my doom.
▪ One false move in the conduct of the attack will spell certain doom for White.
▪ But, given the doom and gloom already surrounding the earliest silent movies, maybe he wasn't joking at all.
▪ ElijahA strange man who prophesies doom for the Pequod.
▪ His religion is as much as anything the regression to a past of obedience, disobedience, sin and doom.
▪ I am not going to intrude like the voice of doom, commenting on her choices, her motives, her failings.
▪ In giving her the chance to shine in front of an appreciative Tory audience Heath probably sealed his own doom.
▪ No one wants to be the bearer of bad tidings, or the herald of impending doom.
▪ There was silence for a moment or two and then, like the voice of doom, Frau Nordern spoke again.
▪ When, how-ever, Pentheus only heaped insults and threats upon him, Dionysus left him to his doom.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Doom \Doom\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Dooming.]

  1. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge. [Obs.]

  2. To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a criminal doomed to chains or death.

    Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls.

  3. To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.

    Have I tongue to doom my brother's death?

  4. To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion. [New England]
    --J. Pickering.

  5. To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate.

    A man of genius . . . doomed to struggle with difficulties.


Doom \Doom\ (d[=oo]m), n. [As. d[=o]m; akin to OS. d[=o]m, OHG. tuom, Dan. & Sw. dom, Icel. d[=o]mr, Goth. d[=o]ms, Gr. qe`mis law; fr. the root of E. do, v. t. [root]65. See Do, v. t., and cf. Deem, -dom.]

  1. Judgment; judicial sentence; penal decree; condemnation.

    The first dooms of London provide especially the recovery of cattle belonging to the citizens.
    --J. R. Green.

    Now against himself he sounds this doom.

  2. That to which one is doomed or sentenced; destiny or fate, esp. unhappy destiny; penalty.

    Ere Hector meets his doom.

    And homely household task shall be her doom.

  3. Ruin; death.

    This is the day of doom for Bassianus.

  4. Discriminating opinion or judgment; discrimination; discernment; decision. [Obs.]

    And there he learned of things and haps to come, To give foreknowledge true, and certain doom.

    Syn: Sentence; condemnation; decree; fate; destiny; lot; ruin; destruction.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English dom "law, judgment, condemnation," from Proto-Germanic *domaz (cognates: Old Saxon and Old Frisian dom, Old Norse domr, Old High German tuom, Gothic doms "judgment, decree"), from PIE root *dhe- (cognates: Sanskrit dhaman- "law," Greek themis "law," Lithuanian dome "attention"), literally "to set, put" (see factitious). A book of laws in Old English was a dombec. Modern sense of "fate, ruin, destruction" is c.1600, from the finality of the Christian Judgment Day.


late 14c., from doom (n.). Related: Doomed; dooming.


n. 1 destiny, especially terrible. 2 An ill fate; an impending severe occurrence or danger that seems inevitable. 3 A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair. 4 (context countable historical English) A law. 5 (context countable historical English) A judgment or decision. 6 (context countable historical English) A sentence or penalty for illegal behaviour. 7 death. 8 (context sometimes capitalized English) The Last Judgment; ''or'', an artistic representation of it. vb. 1 To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn. 2 To destine; to fix irrevocably the ill fate of. 3 (context obsolete English) To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge. 4 (context obsolete English) To ordain as a penalty; hence, to mulct or fine. 5 (context archaic US New England English) To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.


n. an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world" [syn: doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world]

  1. v. decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist" [syn: destine, fate, designate]

  2. pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison" [syn: sentence, condemn]

  3. make certain of the failure or destruction of; "This decision will doom me to lose my position"

Doom (film)

Doom is a 2005 science fiction action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and written by David Callaham and Wesley Strick, loosely based on the video game series of the same name created by id Software. Starring Karl Urban and Dwayne Johnson, the film follows a group of marines in a research facility on Mars. After arriving on a rescue and retrieval mission after communications ceased, the marines soon battle genetically engineered monsters plaguing the facility.

After film rights deals with Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures expired, id Software signed a deal with Warner Bros. with the stipulation that the film would be greenlit within a year. Warner Bros. lost the rights, which were subsequently given back to Universal, who started production in 2004. The film was an international co-production of the United States, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, and Germany.

In an interview with executive producer John Wells, he stated that a second film would be put into production if the first was a success at the box office. The film grossed $28.2 million in North America and $27.8 million overseas for a worldwide total of $56 million; based on a $60 million budget, the film was a box office bomb.

Doom (UK band)

Doom are an English hardcore punk band from Birmingham whose first lineup were together from 1987 to 1990. Despite its short existence, the band is considered pivotal in the rise of crust punk, a style within the punk rock subgenre that fuses extreme metal with anarcho-punk. They recorded for Peaceville Records and are cited as an early precursor to the grindcore style of extreme music. Doom were also a favorite of BBC Radio DJ John Peel.

Doom (professional wrestling)

Doom was a professional wrestling tag team composed of Ron Simmons and Butch Reed. They competed from 1989 to 1991 in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

Doom (1993 video game)

Doom (typeset as DOOM in official documents) is a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software. It is considered one of the most significant and influential titles in video game history, for having pioneered the now-ubiquitous first-person shooter. The original game was divided into three nine-level episodes and was distributed via shareware and mail order. The Ultimate Doom, an updated release of the original game featuring a fourth episode, was released in 1995 and sold at retail.

In Doom, players assume the role of an unnamed space marine, who became popularly known as " Doomguy", fighting his way through hordes of invading demons from Hell. With one third of the game, nine levels, distributed as shareware, Doom was played by an estimated 15–20 million people within two years of its release, popularizing the mode of gameplay and spawning a gaming subculture. In addition to popularizing the FPS genre, it pioneered immersive 3D graphics, networked multiplayer gaming, and support for customized additions and modifications via packaged files in a data archive known as " WADs". As a sign of its effect on the industry, first-person shooter games from the genre's boom in the 1990s, helped in no small part by the game's release, became known simply as " Doom clones". Its graphic violence, as well as satanic imagery, made Doom the subject of considerable controversy.

The Doom franchise was later continued with the follow-up Doom II: Hell on Earth (1994) and numerous expansion packs, including Master Levels for Doom II (1995), and Final Doom (1996). Originally released for PC DOS, the games have later been ported to numerous other platforms. Once the game's source code was released in 1997, it spawned even more adaptations, as fans further ported the code to countless devices. The series started to lose mainstream appeal as the technology of the Doom game engine was surpassed in the mid-1990s, although fans have continued making Wads, speedruns, and modifications to the original. The franchise again received popular attention in 2004 with the release of Doom 3, a retelling of the original game using id Tech 4, with an associated 2005 Doom motion picture. Another release, simply titled Doom and powered by id Tech 6, was released in 2016 and focused on returning to fast paced action of the first two games.

Doom (Japanese band)

Doom is a Japanese thrash metal band by former Zadkiel members Koh and Jouichi. Formed in Tokyo in 1985, the first line up included Takashi "Taka" Fujita (vocals/guitar), Koh "Pirarucu" Morota (fretless bass) and Jouichi "Joe" Hirokawa (drums).

Doom (album)

Doom is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Mood. Released on October 28, 1997, the album features production by Hi-Tek and guest appearances by Talib Kweli and Wu-Tang-affiliated group Sunz of Man. It features one single, "Karma", whose b-side is "Cincinnati". Mood's classic Doom launched the careers of Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, and Lone Catalysts. Producer J.Rawls of Lone Catalysts is also experiencing commercial success as a soloist in Europe and Japan.

Doom (EP)

Doom is the first EP by Job for a Cowboy.

Doom (2016 video game)

Doom (stylized as DOOM) is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. A reboot of the Doom series, it is the fourth title in the main series and the first major installment therein since the release of Doom 3 in 2004. The game was released worldwide on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 13, 2016. The game is powered by id Tech 6.

The game is played entirely from a first-person perspective, with players' taking the role of an unnamed marine, as he battles demonic forces from Hell that have been unleashed by the Union Aerospace Corporation on a future-set colonized planet Mars. The gameplay returns to a faster pace with more open-ended levels, closer to the first two games rather than the slower survival horror approach taken by Doom 3. It also features environment traversal, character upgrades, and the ability to perform executions on enemies known as "glory kills". The game also supports an online multiplayer component and a level editor known as "SnapMap", both co-developed with id Software by Certain Affinity and Escalation Studios respectively.

Originally announced as under development as Doom 4 in 2008, the game underwent an extensive development cycle with different builds and designs before being restarted in 2011 and revealed as just Doom in 2014. The old version of the game was described as " Call of Doom", while the new version was inspired by rock and roll. The game was tested by both people who pre-ordered another Bethesda game, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and the general public. Mick Gordon composed the music for the game.

Despite receiving negative criticism during the beta period, Doom was very well received by critics and players; the single-player campaign, graphics, and gameplay were praised, whereas the multiplayer mode drew the most criticism. The game was ranked as the second best-selling video game in the UK and the US on its first week and month respectively and sold 500,000 copies for PCs at the end of May 2016.

Doom (series)

Doom (stylized as DOOM) is a series of first-person shooter video games developed by id Software. The series focuses on the exploits of an unnamed space marine operating under the auspices of Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC), who fights hordes of demons and the undead in order to survive.

Doom is considered to be one of the pioneering first-person shooter games, introducing to IBM-compatible computers features such as 3D graphics, third-dimension spatiality, networked multiplayer gameplay, and support for player-created modifications with the Doom WAD format. Since the release of Doom in 1993, the series has spawned numerous sequels, expansion packs, and a film.

Since its debut, over 10 million copies of games in the Doom series have been sold.

Usage examples of "doom".

All the while the shaft of phosphorescence from the well was getting brighter and brighter, bringing to the minds of the huddled men, a sense of doom and abnormality which far outraced any image their conscious minds could form.

Brutus, you said to me the day after Achates was born that we should make the best of the marriage we were doomed to.

Kathy Acker, for general inspiration, and for introducing me to DOOM PATROL.

The seventeen doomed men were offered a meal and an opportunity to speak with a priest before they were lined up along an adobe wall and shot.

The utter implausibility of this woman and her apish companion suddenly appearing on the doomed construction site left the young g-man dumbfounded.

The difference, then, in a word, between the two methods of salvation thus far explained, is this: While both assume that mankind are doomed to death and hell in consequence of the sin of Adam, the one asserts that the interference of Christ of itself saved all souls, the other asserts that that interference cannot save any soul except those whom God, of his sovereign pleasure, had from eternity arbitrarily elected.

The small cortege was led by the minister, whose unsmiling countenance was like the face of doom, followed by Jenny Argyll in unrelieved black and so heavily veiled her face was invisible.

He had to try something because without Arra, it was up to him, and unless it turned out that a 6,000 watt carbon arc lamp was all it took, the world was fucking doomed.

Maybe by that time, most of the personnel here would have been transferred to Auk House or to other stations, fleeing this doomed place.

Through seeming flight, The Shadow was seeking the only course by which he might nullify the catastrophe that would otherwise mean final doom for the prisoners within the Aureole Mine!

How had Baff, your average minnow, mortally offended a marina mogul to earn that doom?

And, of course, there was the empty space for Bazil Broketail of Quosh, lost with his dragonboy in the volcanic doom of Heruta.

He cried that the hour of the great doom had come for all who bore within them the knowledge of any evil thing neither bemoaned before God nor confessed to man.

Bewailing her sorrowful doom, Bewailing her trouble so sore, For old Mr Fox is no more.

Haendl, taking one of the guns out of the rack thoughtfully and caressing it as the doomed Boyne had his watch-case.