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Meaning of DOOM

Pronunciation:  doom

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"
  2. [v]  decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become a great pianist"
  3. [v]  pronounce a sentence on, in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"

DOOM is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: condemn, day of reckoning, designate, destine, doomsday, fate, sentence
 See Also: convict, court-martial, declare, destiny, fate, foredoom, ordain, reprobate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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.
    Syn: Sentence; condemnation; decree; fate; destiny; lot;
         ruin; destruction.
  2. \Doom\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doomed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge. [Obs.]
    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.
    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.
Computing Dictionary

A simulated 3D moster-hunting action game for ibm pcs, 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, manitoba, uk, south africa, uwp ftp, uwp http, finland, washington.

A faq by Hank Leukart: uwp, washington. faq on www. other links.

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: <[email protected]> ("sub DOOML" in the message body, no subject).

Telephone: +44 (1222) 362 361 - the UK's first multi-player DOOM and games server.

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