Definitions for catastrophekəˈtæs trə fi
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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"
a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
"lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"
a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
Any large and disastrous event of great significance.
A disaster beyond expectations
The dramatic event that initiates the resolution of the plot in a tragedy.
A type of bifurcation, where a system shifts between two stable states.
Origin: From καταστροφή, from καταστρέφω, from κατά + στρέφω
an event producing a subversion of the order or system of things; a final event, usually of a calamitous or disastrous nature; hence, sudden calamity; great misfortune
the final event in a romance or a dramatic piece; a denouement, as a death in a tragedy, or a marriage in a comedy
a violent and widely extended change in the surface of the earth, as, an elevation or subsidence of some part of it, effected by internal causes
Origin: [L. catastropha, Gr. , fr. to turn up and down, to overturn; kata` down + to turn.]
Catastrophe is a short play by Samuel Beckett, written in French in 1982 at the invitation of A.I.D.A. and “[f]irst produced in the Avignon Festival … Beckett considered it ‘massacred.’” It is one of his few plays to deal with a political theme and, arguably, holds the title of Beckett's most optimistic work. It was dedicated to then imprisoned Czech reformer and playwright, Václav Havel.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kat-as′trō-fē, n. an overturning: a final event: an unfortunate conclusion: a calamity.—adj. Catastroph′ic—ns. Catas′trophism, the theory in geology that accounts for 'breaks in the succession' by the hypothesis of vast catastrophes—world-wide destruction of floras and faunas, and the sudden introduction or creation of new forms of life, after the forces of nature had sunk into repose; Catas′trophist, a holder of the foregoing, as opposed to the uniformitarian theory. [Gr., kata, down, strephein, to turn.]
The numerical value of catastrophe in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of catastrophe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's not a drought, it's a catastrophe.
It was a natural disaster but also a man-made catastrophe.
But what happens if the climate skeptics are wrong? Catastrophe.
This is obviously a human catastrophe that can not suffer any silence.
This was a catastrophe that was a result of years and years of neglect.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- فاجعة, نكبة, كارثةArabic
- catàstrofeCatalan, Valencian
- Unglück, KatastropheGerman
- όλεθρος, καταστροφή, έκβασηGreek
- katastwòfHaitian Creole
- katasztrófa, szerencsétlenségHungarian
- មហន្តរាយ, គ្រោះមហន្តរាយKhmer
- katastrofeNorwegian Nynorsk
- deznodământ, catastrofă, dezastruRomanian
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