Judgment Day

  1. the day of the Last Judgment; doomsday.

Origin of Judgment Day

First recorded in 1585–95

Words Nearby Judgment Day

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How to use Judgment Day in a sentence

  • These carvels deal largely with the end of the world, the judgment-day and the horrors of hell.

  • These shall stand the fires of the judgment-day, and shine in bliss and glory for ever in the city of God.

    Bible Emblems | Edward E. Seelye
  • What if in the judgment-day it shall be seen that some souls who might have been saved have been lost through your neglect?

  • Others bear terrific attempts at picturing the Judgment Day, intended to make the casual sinner quail.

    The Ingoldsby Country | Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
  • Watkin lost his mind a little, and asked me (with his head gone under my regulation-coat) if I thought it was the judgment-day.

    The Maid of Sker | Richard Doddridge Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for Judgment Day

Judgment Day

  1. the occasion of the Last (or General) Judgment by God at the end of the world: Also called: Day of Judgment See Last Judgment

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Cultural definitions for Judgment Day

Judgment Day

In the New Testament, the day at the end of time. According to the Gospels and the Book of Revelation, on this day the Earth and the sky will be in an uproar, the dead will rise from their graves, and Jesus will return to judge all the living and the dead. In judging their conduct, he will consider the deeds people do to each other, both good and bad, as if they had been done to him. (See Second Coming.)

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