Meaning of DEADLINE in English

DEADLINE

transcription, транскрипция: [ -ˌlīn ]

noun

Date: 1864

1. : a line drawn within or around a prison that a prisoner passes at the risk of being shot

2.

a. : a date or time before which something must be done

b. : the time after which copy is not accepted for a particular issue of a publication

- on deadline

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.