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doom


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doom  \Doom\,  n.  [As.  d?m;  akin  to  OS  d?m,  OHG.  tuom,  Dan.  &  Sw 
  dom,  Icel.  d?mr,  Goth.  d?ms,  Gr  ?  law;  fr  the  root  of  E. 
  do  v.  t.  ?.  See  {Do},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Deem},  {-dom}.] 
  1.  Judgment;  judicial  sentence;  penal  decree;  condemnation. 
 
  The  first  dooms  of  London  provide  especially  the 
  recovery  of  cattle  belonging  to  the  citizens.  --J. 
  R.  Green. 
 
  Now  against  himself  he  sounds  this  doom.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  to  which  one  is  doomed  or  sentenced;  destiny  or  fate, 
  esp.  unhappy  destiny;  penalty. 
 
  Ere  Hector  meets  his  doom.  --Pope. 
 
  And  homely  household  task  shall  be  her  doom. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Ruin;  death. 
 
  This  is  the  day  of  doom  for  Bassianus  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Discriminating  opinion  or  judgment;  discrimination; 
  discernment;  decision.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  there  he  learned  of  things  and  haps  to  come  To 
  give  foreknowledge  true,  and  certain  doom. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  Syn:  Sentence;  condemnation;  decree;  fate;  destiny;  lot 
  ruin;  destruction. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doom  \Doom\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Doomed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dooming}.] 
  1.  To  judge;  to  estimate  or  determine  as  a  judge.  [Obs.] 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  pronounce  sentence  or  judgment  on  to  condemn;  to 
  consign  by  a  decree  or  sentence;  to  sentence;  as  a 
  criminal  doomed  to  chains  or  death. 
 
  Absolves  the  just  and  dooms  the  guilty  souls. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  ordain  as  penalty;  hence  to  mulct  or  fine. 
 
  Have  I  tongue  to  doom  my  brother's  death?  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  assess  a  tax  upon  by  estimate  or  at  discretion.  [New 
  England]  --J.  Pickering. 
 
  5.  To  destine;  to  fix  irrevocably  the  destiny  or  fate  of  to 
  appoint,  as  by  decree  or  by  fate. 
 
  A  man  of  genius  .  .  .  doomed  to  struggle  with 
  difficulties.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doom 
  n  :  an  unpleasant  or  disastrous  destiny;  "everyone  was  aware  of 
  the  approaching  doom  but  was  helpless  to  avoid  it"  [syn: 
  {doomsday},  {day  of  reckoning}] 
  v  1:  decree  or  designate  beforehand;  "She  was  destined  to  become 
  a  great  pianist"  [syn:  {destine},  {fate},  {designate}] 
  2:  pronounce  a  sentence  on  in  a  court  of  law;  "He  was 
  condemned  to  ten  years  in  prison"  [syn:  {sentence},  {condemn}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  DOOM 
 
    A  simulated  3D  moster-hunting  action  game  for  {IBM 
  PC}s,  created  and  published  by  {id  Software}.  The  original 
  press  release  was  dated  January  1993.  A  cut-down  shareware 
  version  v1.0  was  released  on  10  December  1993  and  again  with 
  some  bug-fixes,  as  v1.4  in  June  1994. 
 
  DOOM  is  similar  to  Wolfenstein  3d  (id  Software,  Apogee)  but 
  has  better  {texture  mapping};  walls  can  be  at  any  angle,  of 
  any  thickness  and  have  windows;  lighting  can  fade  into  the 
  distance  or  come  from  point  sources;  floors  and  ceilings  can 
  be  of  any  height;  many  surfaces  are  animated;  up  to  four 
  players  can  play  over  a  network  or  two  by  serial  link;  it  has 
  a  high  {frame  rate}  (comparable  to  TV  on  a  {486}/33);  DOOM 
  isn't  just  a  collection  of  connected  closed  rooms  like 
  Wolfenstein  but  sounds  can  travel  anywhere  and  alert  monsters 
  of  your  approach. 
 
  The  shareware  version  is  available  from  these  sites: 
  {Cactus  (ftp://cactus.org/pub/IHHD/multi-player/)}, 
  {Manitoba  (ftp://ftp.cc.umanitoba.ca/pub/doom/)}, 
  {UK  (ftp://ftp.demon.co.uk/pub/ibmpc/games/id/)}, 
  {South  Africa  (ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/msdos/games/id/)}, 
  {UWP  ftp  (ftp://archive.uwp.edu/pub/msdos/games/id/)}, 
  {UWP  http  (http://archive.uwp.edu/pub/msdos/games/id/)}, 
  {Finland  (ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/msdos/games/id)}, 
  {Washington  (ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS/games/doom)}. 
 
  A  {FAQ}  by  Hank  Leukart:  {UWP 
  (ftp://ftp.uwp.edu/pub/msdos/games/id/home-brew/doom)}, 
  {Washington 
  (ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS/games/doomstuff)}. 
  {FAQ  on  WWW  (http://venom.st.hmc.edu/~tkelly/doomfaq/intro.html)}. 
  {Other  links  (http://www.gamesdomain.co.uk/descript/doom.html)}. 
 
  {Usenet}  newsgroups:  {news:rec.games.computer.doom.announce}, 
  {news:rec.games.computer.doom.editing}, 
  {news:rec.games.computer.doom.help}, 
  {news:rec.games.computer.doom.misc}, 
  {news:rec.games.computer.doom.playing},  {news:alt.games.doom}, 
  {news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action}, 
  {news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.announce}, 
  {news:comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.misc}. 
 
  Mailing  List:    ("sub  DOOML"  in 
  the  message  body,  no  subject). 
 
  Telephone:  +44  (1222)  362  361  -  the  UK's  first  multi-player 
  DOOM  and  games  server. 
 
  (1994-12-14) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DOOM 
  Decentralised  Object  Orientated  Machine 
 
 




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