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1The latest time or date by which something should be completed.‘the deadline for submissions is February 5th’
time limit, limit, finishing date, finishing time, target date, target time, cut-off pointView synonyms
- ‘Many residents only found out about this planning application six days before the original deadline of January 12.’
- ‘More than 150 people filed papers and paid their fees before yesterday's deadline.’
- ‘The final deadline for entries is January 6, 2006.’
- ‘The airline submitted its financial statements on June 6, six days later than its extended deadline of May 30.’
- ‘The society has extended the deadline for entries, which must reach the Regional Education District by July 8.’
- ‘Council officials received about 39,000 applications by yesterday's 5pm deadline.’
- ‘Taylor said he would try other methods of raising the cash if the final deadline was not met.’
- ‘Which brings us to today's imposed deadline for Anderson handing in the results of his investigation.’
- ‘The deadline for submissions for the next issue is the end of September.’
- ‘In other words, he had his own creative life to lead while we were working flat out to meet our deadlines, night after night.’
- ‘You must have the ability to meet tight deadlines.’
- ‘By the end of August, the self-imposed deadline for the completion of the Convention's work was close.’
- ‘The scattering of the bargaining unit across a whole state and a looming strike deadline only augment the confusion.’
- ‘I am actually perilously close to missing the deadline for submission of this article.’
- ‘The Council's deadline for receipt of tenders passed last Friday, April 8.’
- ‘The deadline for the receipt of the questionnaire is Friday April 20, 2001.’
- ‘The University of Transkei extended its registration deadline yesterday to accommodate financially needy students.’
- ‘As for those sick that want to attend, the deadline for submission of names is the end of January.’
- ‘If the deadline is passed and no claim is made the money will instead go to the Good Causes fund.’
- ‘They were preparing to work through the holidays to make up for a missed deadline for completion of the work.’
2historical A line drawn around a prison beyond which prisoners were liable to be shot.
- ‘The prison guards, composed mostly of older men and boys, watched from sentry boxes perched atop the stockade and shot any prisoner who crossed a wooden railing, called the "deadline."’
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