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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  doomed 
  adj  1:  marked  for  certain  death;  "the  black  spot  told  the  old 
  sailor  he  was  doomed" 
  2:  (Christianity)  in  danger  of  the  eternal  punishment  of  hell; 
  "poor  damned  souls"  [syn:  {cursed},  {damned},  {unredeemed}, 
  {unsaved}] 
  3:  marked  by  or  promising  bad  fortune;  "their  business  venture 
  was  doomed  from  the  start";  "an  ill-fated  business 
  venture";  "an  ill-starred  romance";  "the  unlucky  prisoner 
  was  again  put  in  irons"-  W.H.Prescott  [syn:  {ill-fated},  {ill-omened}, 
  {ill-starred},  {unlucky}] 
  4:  (usually  followed  by  `to')  determined  by  tragic  fate; 
  "doomed  to  unhappiness";  "fated  to  be  the  scene  of 
  Kennedy's  assassination"  [syn:  {fated}] 
  n  :  people  who  are  destined  to  die  soon;  "the  agony  of  the 
  doomed  was  in  his  voice"  [syn:  {lost}] 




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