Perish vs Doom - What's the difference?
As a verb perish
is to pass away; to come to naught; to waste away; to decay and disappear.
As a proper noun doom is
(video games|trademark) a popular first-person shooter video game, often regarded as the father of the genre.
To pass away; to come to naught; to waste away; to decay and disappear.
To die; to cease to live.
* 1719 ,
(obsolete) To cause to perish.
- ...the ship struck upon a sand, and ... the sea broke over her in such a manner that we expected we should all have perished immediately; and we were immediately driven into our close quarters, to shelter us from the very foam and spray of the sea.
- (Francis Bacon)
* decease, pass away
* See also
* perish the thought
Destiny, especially terrible.
An ill fate; an impending severe occurrence or danger that seems inevitable.
A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.
(countable, historical) A law.
(countable, historical) A judgment or decision.
- Homely household task shall be her doom .
(countable, historical) A sentence or penalty for illegal behaviour.
* J. R. Green
- And there he learned of things and haps to come, / To give foreknowledge true, and certain doom .
- The first dooms of London provide especially the recovery of cattle belonging to the citizens.
- They met an untimely doom when the mineshaft caved in.
(sometimes capitalized) The Last Judgment; or , an artistic representation of it.
- This is the day of doom for Bassianus.
* doom-and-gloomer, gloom-and-doomer
* doom metal
* entropic doom
* gloom and doom
* (ill fate) fortune
To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn.
- a criminal doomed to death
To destine; to fix irrevocably the ill fate of.
- Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls.
(obsolete) To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
- A man of genius doomed to struggle with difficulties.
(obsolete) To ordain as a penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
(archaic, US, New England) To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.
- Have I tongue to doom my brother's death?