deadline
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈdɛdˌlaɪn/
Noun

deadline (plural deadlines)

  1. A time limit in the form of a date on or before which something must be completed.
    I must make this deadline or my boss will kill me!
  2. (archaic) A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.
  3. (archaic) A line that does not move.
  4. (archaic) A boundary around a prison, prisoners crossing which would be shot.
Translations Verb

deadline (deadlines, present participle deadlining; past and past participle deadlined)

  1. (military) To render an item non-mission-capable; to ground an aircraft, etc.



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