Definition for DOOM

DOOM, n. [Sax. dom; D. doem; Dan. and Sw. dom.]

  1. Judgment; judicial sentence. To Satan, first in sin, his doom applied. – Milton. Hence, the final doom is the last judgment.
  2. Condemnation; sentence; decree; determination affecting the fate or future state of another; usually a determination to inflict evil, sometimes otherwise. Revoke that doom of mercy. – Shak.
  3. The state to which one is doomed or destined. To suffer misery is the doom of sinners. To toil for subsistence is the doom of most men.
  4. Ruin; destruction. From the same foes, at last, both felt their doom. – Pope.
  5. Discrimination. [Not used.]

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