Officials try to stem fears that the Mayan apocalypse will hit, while shoppers stock up on candles, vodka.
His late colleague Jerry Falwell said Jan. 1, 2000, would mark the apocalypse, then changed his prediction to 2006.
I read that Harvey Keitel was cast in the lead in apocalypse but Coppola fired him after a week of filming.
late 14c., "revelation, disclosure," from Church Latin apocalypsis "revelation," from Greek apokalyptein "uncover, disclose, reveal," from apo- "from" (see apo-) + kalyptein "to cover, conceal" (see Calypso). The Christian end-of-the-world story is part of the revelation in John of Patmos' book "Apokalypsis" (a title rendered into English as "Apocalypse" c.1230 and "Revelations" by Wyclif c.1380).
Its general sense in Middle English was "insight, vision; hallucination;" meaning "a cataclysmic event" is modern. As agent nouns, apocalypst (1829), apocalypt (1834), and apocalyptist (1835) have been tried.
the Greek name of the Book of Revelation (q.v.).