deadline definition

  • noun:
    • A time restriction, as for payment of a debt or completion of an assignment.
    • A boundary range in a prison that prisoners can get across only during the risk of being shot.
    • a romantic date on or before which one thing must be finished.
    • A guideline noted on a plate for a printing press.
    • A line which does not move.
    • A boundary around a prison.
    • the purpose in time of which some thing must certanly be completed
  • verb-transitive:
    • To govern by setting a time limit: "He was never going to be deadlined by a day, or even a month” ( New Yorker).

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