Deadline - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdedlaɪn|  American pronunciation of the word deadline
Brit.  |ˈdɛdlʌɪn|  British pronunciation of the word deadline


- the point in time at which something must be completed


She worked on her composition right up until the deadline.

We had to hurry to meet the deadline.

The project was completed a week past its deadline.

The deadline for submitting college applications is April 19th.

They're working under a deadline.

The deadline grows closer.

The deadline for applications is May 21st.

The deadline is not far off.

The deadline draws ever closer.

When she managed the department, we never missed a deadline.

I missed the deadline but was granted an extension.

He was aware that the deadline had passed.

The deadline for submissions is January 31st.

reporters scrambling to finish stories by deadline

When the deadline approaches, things can get a little hairy.

Word forms

singular: deadline
plural: deadlines
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