of or like an ; affording a revelation or prophecy.
pertaining to the or biblical book of Revelation.
predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total or universal destruction:
the apocalyptic vision of some contemporary writers.
Some apocalyptically minded Christians read this as a description of current events.
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outstanding in revelation, prophecy, or significance
of or like an apocalypse
1660s, “pertaining to the ‘Revelation of St. John’ in the New Testament,” from Greek apokalyptikos, from apokalyptein (see apocalypse). Meaning “pertaining to the imminent end of the world” evolved by 1880s.
any doctrine concerning the end of the temporal world, especially one based on the supposed prophetic passages in the Revelation of St. John the Divine. the millennial doctrine of the Second Advent and personal reign of Jesus Christ on earth.
a writer of literature. a person who adheres to the teachings of literature concerning the signs and events preceding the end of the world. a person who holds to any teachings that predict a catastrophic end to the world.
a female element of a flower having separate carpels. noun an apocarpous gynoecium or fruit
having the carpels separate. Historical Examples apocarpous (pistils), when the several pistils of the same flower are separate. The Elements of Botany Asa Gray The pistil is apocarpous, consisting of several distinct carpels, each with ovary, style and stigma. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5 Various adjective (of the ovaries of flowering plants […]