Definition of Armageddon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɑːməˈɡɛd(ə)n/


1(In the New Testament) the last battle between good and evil before the Day of Judgement.
Example sentences
  • Jesus is expected to come back to earth and begin his one thousand-year reign after he defeats the anti-Christ in the battle of Armageddon.
  • From the Christian perspective, human history is a struggle between good and evil, with the end of history itself understood in light of the final climactic battle of Armageddon.
  • As the time of the tribulation or Armageddon approached, the forces of evil would become restive and more aggressive.
1.1The place where the Armageddon will be fought.
Example sentences
  • According to the Book of Revelations, the final battle in the history of the future will be fought on an ancient battlefield in northern Israel called Armageddon.
  • Firstly, the plains of Armageddon are where a great mass of armies will gather, not fight.
  • Israeli archaeologists on Saturday said they had discovered what may be the oldest Christian church in the Holy Land on the grounds of a prison near the biblical site of Armageddon.
1.2A dramatic and catastrophic conflict, especially one seen as likely to destroy the world or the human race: nuclear Armageddon
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  • Ten years after the end of the Cold War, the threat of a nuclear Armageddon has receded, but the collapse of world communism and its repercussions are still works in progress.
  • With no choice but retaliation a nuclear Armageddon ensued.
  • In addition, some of the economic arguments proposing financial Armageddon if we vote no are unfounded.


Greek, from Hebrew har mĕgiddōn 'hill of Megiddo' (Rev. 16:16).

Words that rhyme with Armageddon

deaden, leaden, redden

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