Definition of “apocalypse” - English Dictionary


“apocalypse” in American English

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apocalypsenoun [ C/U ]

us /əˈpɑk·əˌlɪps/

an event resulting in great destruction and violent change:

Nobody was artistically better prepared to deal with the watery apocalypse that followed Hurricane Katrina than this 75-year-old man.

In the Bible, the Apocalypse is the total destruction of the world.

(Definition of “apocalypse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)