Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun apocalypse

2 senses of apocalypse

Sense 1
apocalypse -- (a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil)
       => calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm -- (an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster")

Sense 2
Revelation, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse, Book of Revelation -- (the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle)
       INSTANCE OF=> book -- (a major division of a long written composition; "the book of Isaiah")

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