Doom, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doomed p. pr. & vb. n. Dooming.]
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. --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]
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.
adj 1: marked for certain death; "the black spot told the old
sailor he was doomed"
2: 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,
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]