Meaning of DEADLINE in English

DEADLINE

I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: dead (II) + line

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

2. : a line or mark made on the bed of a cylinder press to indicate the limit to which the printing surface may extend

3. : a fixed time limit : a date or time before which something must be done and after which the opportunity passes or a penalty follows

the deadline for filing income tax returns

specifically : the time limit after which copy is not accepted for use in a particular issue of a publication

3 a.m. was the deadline for the newspaper's morning edition

4. : a group of military vehicles put aside for repair or periodic maintenance

II. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb

: to put aside (as a motor vehicle) for repair or maintenance

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