noun Date: 1864 1. a line drawn within or around a prison that a prisoner passes at the risk of being shot 2. a. a date or time before which something must be done b. the time after which copy is not accepted for a particular issue of a publication

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  • deadline — dead‧line [ˈdedlaɪn] noun [countable] a date or time by which you have to do or to complete something: • September 30 is the deadline for sending in your tax return. • I think we need to set a deadline. • The financially troubled company didn t… …   Financial and business terms

  • Deadline — bezeichnet: einen festgelegten Termin, bis zu dem etwas erledigt werden soll (Stichtag, Frist, Fristablauf, Abgabetermin) eine stillgelegte Hochspannungsleitung, siehe Deadline (Hochspannungstechnik) einen Kinofilm mit Christopher Walken aus dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • deadline — [ded′līn΄] n. ☆ 1. Historical a line around a prison beyond which a prisoner could go only at the risk of being shot by a guard ☆ 2. a boundary which it is forbidden to cross ☆ 3. the latest time by which something must be done or completed [a… …   English World dictionary

  • Deadline — Deadline,die:⇨Termin(2) DeadlineletztmöglicherTermin/Zeitpunkt,äußersteFrist,Endtermin,Schlusstermin,Ablieferungstermin,Stichtag …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • deadline — (n.) time limit, 1920, American English newspaper jargon, from DEAD (Cf. dead) + LINE (Cf. line). Perhaps influenced by earlier use (1864) to mean the do not cross line in Civil War prisons, which figured in the Wirz trial. And he, the said Wirz …   Etymology dictionary

  • deadline — /ingl. ˈdɛdˌlaɪn/ [vc. ingl., propr. «linea (line) morta (dead)»] s. f. inv. termine ultimo, data di scadenza, scadenza …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • deadline — [n] due date bound, cutoff, limit, period, target date, time frame, time limit, zero hour; concepts 513,745,815,832 …   New thesaurus

  • deadline — ► NOUN ▪ the latest time or date by which something should be completed …   English terms dictionary

  • Deadline — For the Wikipedia essay, see Wikipedia:There is no deadline. Deadline(s) or The Deadline(s) may refer to: Time limit Contents 1 Film 2 Literature …   Wikipedia

  • deadline — 01. We re going to have to work hard in order to complete this job for the [deadline] of 5:00 this evening. 02. The [deadline] for handing in our essays is 3:00 tomorrow. 03. You won t be able to meet your [deadline] if you don t stop fooling… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Deadline — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Deadline est un mot anglais pouvant signifier en français date limite, échéance, date de tombée (dans le monde des médias), date de clôture[1]... Deadline …   Wikipédia en Français

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