Perish vs Doom - What's the difference?

perish | doom |


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.

perish

English

Verb

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  • To pass away; to come to naught; to waste away; to decay and disappear.
  • To die; to cease to live.
  • * 1719 ,
  • ...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.
  • (obsolete) To cause to perish.
  • (Francis Bacon)

    Synonyms

    * decease, pass away * See also

    Derived terms

    * perish the thought

    Anagrams

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    doom

    English

    Noun

  • Destiny, especially terrible.
  • * Dryden
  • Homely household task shall be her doom .
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  • An ill fate; an impending severe occurrence or danger that seems inevitable.
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  • A feeling of danger, impending danger, darkness or despair.
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  • (countable, historical) A law.
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  • (countable, historical) A judgment or decision.
  • * Fairfax
  • And there he learned of things and haps to come, / To give foreknowledge true, and certain doom .
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  • (countable, historical) A sentence or penalty for illegal behaviour.
  • * J. R. Green
  • The first dooms of London provide especially the recovery of cattle belonging to the citizens.
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  • Death.
  • They met an untimely doom when the mineshaft caved in.
  • * Shakespeare
  • This is the day of doom for Bassianus.
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  • (sometimes capitalized) The Last Judgment; or , an artistic representation of it.
  • Derived terms

    * doom-and-gloomer, gloom-and-doomer * doomer * doomful * doomless * doomlike * doom metal * doomsday * doomsayer * doomster * doomy * entropic doom * foredoom * gloom and doom * predoom

    Antonyms

    * (ill fate) fortune

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn.
  • a criminal doomed to death
  • * Dryden
  • Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls.
  • To destine; to fix irrevocably the ill fate of.
  • * Macaulay
  • A man of genius doomed to struggle with difficulties.
  • (obsolete) To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
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  • (obsolete) To ordain as a penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Have I tongue to doom my brother's death?
  • (archaic, US, New England) To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.
  • Anagrams

    * mood

    See also

    * doomsday * doomsaying *