noun اسم

Rubicon meaning in urdu


  • Pronunciation


  • Definition

    a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment

    ایک لائن جسے عبور کرنے پر واپسی کی اجازت نہیں ملتی ہے اور عام طور پر اٹل عزم کا نتیجہ ہوتا ہے۔

  • Synonyms

    point of no return (واپسی کا کوئی راستہ نہیں)

noun اسم

Rubicon meaning in urdu


  • Definitions

    1. Alternative letter-case form of rubicon (“a limit that when exceeded, or an action that when taken, cannot be reversed; especially in bezique and piquet: a score which, if not achieved by a losing player, increases the player's penalty”)

    روبیکن کی متبادل لیٹر کیس شکل ("ایک حد جس سے تجاوز کرنے پر، یا ایک ایسی کارروائی جسے جب لیا جائے تو اسے تبدیل نہیں کیا جا سکتا؛ خاص طور پر بیزیک اور پیکیٹ میں: ایک اسکور جو، اگر ہارنے والے کھلاڑی کے ذریعے حاصل نہیں کیا جاتا ہے، تو کھلاڑی کے جرمانے میں اضافہ ہوتا ہے")

  • Examples:
    1. But, my hearers, there are Rubicons to be passed in our religious and moral course, as well as in our temporal—occasions in the experience of our hearts, which extend their influence so far into the future, that it mainly depends on the decision we then make, and the purposes we then form, whether we shall at last be saved or lost for ever.

    2. Forgive me, ghosts of patriots,— / —for being taught in vain / That while the illegitimate Cæsars show / Of meaner stature than the first full strain, / (Confessed incompetent to conquer Gaul) / They swoon as feebly and cross Rubicons / As rashly as any Julius of them all.

    3. Fortunately for England ſhe is yet on the peaceable ſide of the Rubicon; but as the flames once kindled are not alway eaſily extinguiſhed, the hopes of peace are not ſo clear as before the late myſterious diſpute began.

    4. If you are a good way ahead, and particularly in the last hand but one, if you have a chance of winning a Rubicon, you should make a safe discard, with the view of dividing or winning the cards, in order to keep your adversary back. On the other hand, if the score is much against you, and you are under a Rubicon, you are justified in making a bold discard.

    5. The game is called a double, and you score 200 instead of 100 when your adversary does not get 100, which, in technical language, is called crossing the Rubicon.

    6. There's only one thing to be done, / For Ministers to save their bacon; / That's to re-cross the Rubicon, / To ground they ne'er should have forsaken. / / On the wrong side [of] the Rubicon, / Hang me if longer I remain; / Gladstone must just re-build his boats, / And take us back again!

    7. We are always passing the Rubicon, or being called upon to see somebody else pass it. Considering how often it has been passed, the Rubicon ought to be as well bridged as the Thames. Looking back a few years, we find that that heaven-born minister, Pitt [i.e., William Pitt the Younger], crossed the Rubicon time after time; and while he was crossing it, [Napoleon] Buonaparte was constantly crossing it also. Later, our Wellington crossed the Rubicon when he marched against the French in the Peninsula.

    8. When one is snugly ensconced under several thicknesses of eiderdown, with the frozen water-bottle sending a cracked and mocking leer from the window sill, getting up is the one thing really irrevocable. It becomes the most final of Rubicons, the most suicidal of bridge-burnings, a leap into an abyss of vaguely dreadful activities,—a fantastic world where people stand on their feet and tie neckties.