deadlinenoun [C]uk /ˈded.laɪn/ us /ˈded.laɪn/
- The end of the year was their self-imposed deadline for finishing the building work.
- The final deadline for submissions is 21 February.
- Now that the deadline is approaching we all feel under pressure.
- Do you think we will be able to meet our deadline?
- We haven't got a hope in hell of meeting such a tight deadline.