• (British) IPA: /əˈpɒkəlɪps/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈpɑkəlɪps/

apocalypse (plural apocalypses)

  1. A revelation. [from 14th c.]
    The early development of Perl 6 was punctuated by a series of apocalypses by Larry Wall.
  2. (Christianity) The unveiling of events prophesied in the Revelation; the second coming and the end of life on Earth; global destruction. [from 19th c.]
  3. (Christianity) The Book of Revelation.
  4. A disaster; a cataclysmic event. [from 19th c.]
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, page 699:
      The Spanish mission in America soon became not so much crusade as apocalypse.
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  • (British) IPA: /əˈpɒkəlɪps/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈpɑkəlɪps/
Proper noun
  1. (countable, biblical) The written account of a revelation of hidden things given by God to a chosen prophet.
    Apocalypses of Adam and Abraham (Epiphanius) and of Elias (Jerome) are also mentioned.
  2. (Christianity) Revelation last book of the Bible, composed of twenty-two chapters, which narrates the end of times
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