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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
          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]