(Greek: covered, cover; hide, hidden; conceal, concealed)
The term apocalypse is also defined as a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil which is based on a prophetic disclosure or a revelation.
2. The last book of the New Testament in the Bible which contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to John the apostle.
3. Any of a number of anonymous Jewish or Christian texts from around the second century B.C. to the second century A.D. containing prophetic or symbolic visions; especially, of the imminent destruction of the world and the salvation of the righteous.
4. A great or total devastation; doom; such as, the apocalypse of nuclear war.
5. Etymology: "revelation, disclosure", from Catholic-Church Latin apocalypsis, "revelation"; from Greek apokalupsis, a derivative of the verb apokalyptein, "to uncover"; from apo-, "away, off" + kalyptein, "to cover, to conceal".
2. Relating to a warning about a disastrous future or outcome: We hear more and more about the apocalyptic results of global warming."
3. A description of a widespread destruction and devastation.
4. A reference to the predicting of, or presaging of, an imminent disaster and total or universal destruction: Apocalyptic teachings or writings; or specifically, apocalyptic literature.
5. Etymology: derived from Greek apokalupto, "to uncover", and so figuratively "to disclose, to reveal".
The best-known Christian apocalyptic literature is the Book of Revelation in the New Testament of the Bible.
"This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred sixty-six."
2. The expectation of cataclysmic revelation, as in millenarianism which is a belief in the millennium of Christian prophecy [Revelation 20 in the New Testament of the Bible], the 1,000 years when Christ is predicted to reign on earth: An apocalypticism is any religious movement that foresees a coming age of peace and prosperity.
Apocalypticisms involve the practice of, or the addiction to, interpreting or applying prophetic revelations.
2. Anyone who believes in the teachings that predict a catastrophic end of the world.
2. A small irregularly-shaped natural satellite of Saturn, discovered in 1980.
3. A type of music that originated in the West Indies, notably in Trinidad, and is characterized by improvised lyrics on topical or broadly humorous subjects (origin unknown).
4. Etymology: sea nymph in the Odyssey, literally, "hidden, hider" (originally a death goddess) from Greek kalyptein, "to cover, to conceal".
2. The protective cap or hood covering the spore case of a moss or related plant.
3. A similar hoodlike, lidlike, or caplike structure; such as, a root cap.
4. Etymology: via Medieval Latin, from Greek kaluptra, "veil"; from kaluptein, "to cover".
2. Etymology: from Greek kalyptra, "covering for the head, veil"; from kalyptein, "to conceal, to cover" + gen, "to be born, to become".