Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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Bible four figures representing pestilence, war, famine, and death, whose appearance signals that the end of the world is near: Rev. 6:2-8
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plural nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
In the Book of Revelation, four horsemen that personify pestilence, war, famine, and death, sent as harbingers of the end of the world. Also called Four Horsemen.