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Definition of doom

noun
verb (used with object)
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Origin of doom

First recorded before 900; Middle English dome, dōm, Old English dōm “judgment, law”; cognate with Old Norse dōmr, “judgment, sentence, court,” Gothic dōms “sentence, fame,” all from Germanic dômaz “what has been set,” from dôn “to set, place, do1 ”; compare Greek thémis “law” (i.e., “what has been set, laid down”); see deem

synonym study for doom

1. See fate.

OTHER WORDS FROM doom

doom·y, adjectivepre·doom, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for doom

doom
/ (duːm) /

noun
death or a terrible fate
a judgment or decision
(sometimes capital) another term for the Last Judgment
verb
(tr) to destine or condemn to death or a terrible fate

Word Origin for doom

Old English dōm; related to Old Norse dōmr judgment, Gothic dōms sentence, Old High German tuom condition, Greek thomos crowd, Sanskrit dhāman custom; see do 1, deem, deed, -dom
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