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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 doom /ˈdum/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Doom n.
 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.   --Dryden.
 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.   --Fairfax.
 Syn: -- Sentence; condemnation; decree; fate; destiny; lot; ruin; destruction.

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

      n : an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of
          the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it";
          "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"
          [syn: doomsday, day of reckoning, end of the world]
      v 1: decree or designate beforehand; "She was destined to become
           a great pianist" [syn: destine, fate, designate]
      2: pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He
         was condemned to ten years in prison" [syn: sentence, condemn]
      3: make certain of the failure or destruction of; "This
         decision will doom me to lose my position"