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Meaning of APOCALYPSE

Pronunciation:  u'p√Ękulips

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the revelations of Saint John the Divine in the New Testament
  2. [n]  a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
 

APOCALYPSE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Book of Revelations, Revelation
 
 See Also: book, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster, New Testament, tragedy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*poc"a*lypse\, n. [L. apocalypsis, Gr. ?, fr. ? to
    uncover, to disclose; ? from + ? to cover, conceal: cf. F.
    apocalypse.]
    1. The revelation delivered to St. John, in the isle of
       Patmos, near the close of the first century, forming the
       last book of the New Testament.
    
    2. Anything viewed as a revelation; a disclosure.
    
             The new apocalypse of Nature.         --Carlyle.
    
    
  2. \A*poc"a*lypse\, n. (Eccl.)
    One of a numerous class of writings proceeding from Jewish
    authors between 250 b. c. and 150 a. d., and designed to
    propagate the Jewish faith or to cheer the hearts of the
    Jewish people with the promise of deliverance and glory; or
    proceeding from Christian authors of the opening centuries
    and designed to portray the future.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of the acopalypse may have a deep religious meaning for you. Listen to the message, does it correspond to a fact or a stage in your life? Maybe it is a wake up call for you. It might indicate that it is time for change,at a social and emotional level, and you might have already started this process of change without even noticing it.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

the Greek name of the Book of Revelation (q.v.).

 
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