Doom Doom, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dooming}.] 1. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine. [1913 Webster]

Have I tongue to doom my brother's death? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion. [New England] --J. Pickering. [1913 Webster]

5. To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate. [1913 Webster]

A man of genius . . . doomed to struggle with difficulties. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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