Definition for DOOM

DOOM, v.t. [Sax. dom, judgment; deman, to deem; gedeman, to judge; D. doemen, to doom, to condemn; Dan. dimmer; Sw. döma. Doom is from the root of deem, which seems to coincide also with L. estimo, to esteem, and perhaps with the root of condemn. See Deem.]

  1. To judge. [Unusual.] Thou didst not doom so strictly. – Milton.
  2. To condemn to any punishment; to consign by a decree or sentence; as, the criminal is doomed to chains.
  3. To pronounce sentence or judgment on. Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls. – Dryden.
  4. To command authoritatively. Have I a tongue to doom my brother's death. – Shak.
  5. To destine; to fix irrevocably the fate or direction of; as, we are doomed to suffer for our sins and errors.
  6. To condemn, or to punish by a penalty.

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