- Doom is defined as a sentence of blame, destiny or fate.
An example of doom is someone driving into a tornado and being killed.
doom definition by Webster's New World
- Historical a statute; decree
- a judgment; esp., a sentence of condemnation
- destiny; fate
- tragic fate; ruin or death
- Judgment Day
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old English dom, literally , what is laid down, decree, akin to Gothic doms, judgment ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhē-: see do
- to pronounce judgment on; condemn; sentence
- to destine to a tragic fate
- to ordain as a penalty
doom definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Inevitable destruction or ruin.
- Fate, especially a tragic or ruinous one.
- A decision or judgment, especially an official condemnation to a severe penalty.
- Judgment Day.
- A statute or ordinance, especially one in force in Anglo-Saxon England.
- To condemn to ruination or death. See Synonyms at condemn.
- To destine to an unhappy end.
Origin: Middle English dom, from Old English dōm, judgment; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.