What does calamity mean?

Definitions for calamitykəˈlæm ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word calamity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm(noun)

    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

    "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"


  1. calamity(Noun)

    An event resulting in great loss.

  2. calamity(Noun)

    An event implying a degree of awkwardness.

  3. calamity(Noun)

    The distress that results from some disaster.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calamity(noun)

    any great misfortune or cause of misery; -- generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals

  2. Calamity(noun)

    a state or time of distress or misfortune; misery


  1. Calamity

    Calamity is fourth album by California Pop music band The Curtains, released in 2008 on Asthmatic Kitty.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calamity

    kal-am′i-ti, n. a great misfortune: affliction.—adj. Calam′itous, making wretched, disastrous.—adv. Calam′itously, in a calamitous manner.—n. Calam′itousness, the quality of producing distress: distress: misery. [Fr. calamité—L. calamitat-em.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calamity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calamity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Imtiyaz Ahmad:

    I can't bear any further loss should another calamity strike.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.

  3. Manjula Sharma:

    How could anybody do this? it's not war. It's not drought. It's not natural calamity. It's torture.

  4. Sydney Smith:

    Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

  5. Lao Tzu:

    There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed.

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