Definition of deadline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdedˌlīn/


1The latest time or date by which something should be completed: the deadline for submissions is February 5th
More example sentences
  • In other words, he had his own creative life to lead while we were working flat out to meet our deadlines, night after night.
  • The deadline for submissions for the next issue is the end of September.
  • As for those sick that want to attend, the deadline for submission of names is the end of January.
time limit, limit, finishing date, target date, cutoff point
2 historical A line drawn around a prison beyond which prisoners were liable to be shot.
Example sentences
  • The prison guards, composed mostly of older men and boys, watched from sentry boxes perched atop the stockade and shot any prisoner who crossed a wooden railing, called the "deadline."

Words that rhyme with deadline

breadline, headline, redline

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Syllabification: dead·line

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