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perdition

Definition:

the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

perditions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

Gehenna | hellfire

Usage example:

"Hurl'd headlong ... to bottomless perdition, there to dwell" - John Milton

Etymology:

"fact of being lost or destroyed", from Old French perdiciun (11th century),...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

perdition | hell [sense-specific]

[Christianity] final and irrevocable spiritual ruin | this state as one that the wicked are said to be destined to endure for ever | another word for ... (25 of 400 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/perdition

Wikipedia:

Perdition [disambiguation]

may refer to: Hell in Christian beliefs | Son of perdition | Perdition (play), by Jim Allen | Road to Perdition (comics), a series of fictional works by Max Allan Collins | Road to Perdition, a movie based on the graphic novel of the same name | Road... (43 of 166 words, 12 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Perdition

Merriam-Webster:

perdition | loss [synonym, sense-specific] | hell [synonym, sense-specific] | Gehenna [synonym, sense-specific] | Pandemonium [synonym, sense-specific] | Tophet [synonym, sense-specific] | bliss [antonym, sense-specific] | elysian fields [antonym, sense-specific] | Elysium [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] utter destruction ; [obsolete] "loss" | eternal damnation ; "hell" (10 of 128 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/perdition

Oxford Dictionary:

perdition

[Christian theology] a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death. | complete and utter ... (22 of 80 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/perdition

American Heritage Dictionary:

perdition

Loss of the soul; eternal damnation. | Hell | [archaic] Utter ruin. (10 of 61 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perdition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

perdition [uncountable, literary]

according to some religions, the state of being punished after you die for the bad things that you have done (20 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/perdition

New World Dictionary:

perdition

[archaic] complete and irreparable loss; ruin | [theology] ; the loss of the soul; damnation ; "hell" (16 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perdition

Random House Dictionary:

perdition | hell [synonym, definition 1, sense-specific] | loss [obsolete, synonym, sense-specific]

a state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation. | the future state of the wicked. | hell (definition 1) | utter destruction or ruin. | ... (24 of 35 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/perdition

Cambridge Dictionary:

perdition [literary]

a state of punishment which goes on for ever, suffered by evil people after death (15 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/perdition

Wiktionary:

perdition | abyss [synonym, sense-specific] | Hades [synonym, sense-specific] | inferno [synonym, sense-specific] | netherworld [synonym, sense-specific] | underworld [synonym, sense-specific] | hell [synonym, sense-specific] | Hell [synonym, sense-specific]

Eternal damnation. | Hell. | Absolute ruin. (5 of 11 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/perdition

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Tophet

in the Bible, place near Jerusalem, in the valley of Hinnom, associated with the worship of Molech. Tophet became a name for hell. (23 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0849067​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

perdition

in some religions, the state of everlasting punishment in hell that sinners endure after death | hell itself as a location (20 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724951​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

perdition

First use: mid-14th century

Origin: "fact of being lost or destroyed", from Old French perdiciun (11th century), from Late Latin perditionem (nominative perditio) ... (20 of 80 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=perdition

American Heritage Dictionary:

perdition

Origin: Middle English perdicion, from Old French, from Late Latin perditiō, perditiōn-, from Latin perditus, past participle of ... (17 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perdition

New World Dictionary:

perdition

Origin: Middle English perdicioun from Old French perdiciun from ecclesiastical Late Latin perditio from Latin perditus, past ... (16 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perdition

Oxford Dictionary:

perdition

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French perdiciun, from ecclesiastical Latin perditio(n-), from Latin perdere "destroy", from ... (16 of 25 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/perdition

Merriam-Webster:

perdition

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English perdicion, from Anglo-French perdiciun, Late Latin perdition-, perditio, from Latin perdere to ... (16 of 24 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/perdition

Collins Dictionary:

perdition

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Late Latin perditiō ruin, from Latin perdere to lose, from per- (away) + dāre to give

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/perdition

Wiktionary:

perdition

Origin: Old French perdiciun, from Late Latin perditio, from Latin perdo ("I destroy, I lose").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/perdition

Encarta Dictionary:

perdition

First use: 14th century

Origin: Directly or via French from late Latin perdition- from Latin perdere "put to destruction" from dare "put"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724951​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

perdition

Audio: British English pronunciation of "perdition"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/perdition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

perdition [uncountable, literary]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "perdition"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/perdition

Macmillan American Dictionary:

perdition [uncountable, literary]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "perdition"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/perdition

Cambridge Dictionary:

perdition [literary]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "perdition"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "perdition"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/perdition

the Free Dictionary:

perdition

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "perdition"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "perdition"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "perdition" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/perdition

Google Dictionary:

perdition

Audio: English pronunciation of "perdition"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

perdition

Audio: North American pronunciation of "perdition"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=perdit​01 word=perdition

YourDictionary Audio:

perdition

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "perdition" by speech synthesizer

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