Definitions for debrisdəˈbri, ˈdeɪ bri; esp. Brit. ˈdɛb ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•brisdəˈbri, ˈdeɪ bri; esp. Brit. ˈdɛb ri(n.)

or dé•bris

  1. the remains of anything destroyed; ruins; rubble.

  2. Geol. accumulated loose fragments of rock.

    Category: Geology

Origin of debris:

1700–10; < F débris, der. of débriser to break up (in pieces); see bruise )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)

    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. debris(noun)əˈbri, ˈdeɪ bri; esp. Brit. ˈdɛb ri

    pieces left after sth is destroyed

    debris from the plane crash


  1. debris(Noun)

    Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.

  2. debris(Noun)

    Litter and discarded refuse.

  3. debris(Noun)

    The ruins of a broken-down structure

  4. debris(Noun)

    Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.

  5. Origin: From débris, itself from dé- + bris, or from debriser, from debrisier, itself from de- + brisier, of origin, from *, from brestanan, from bhrest-. Cogante with bristan, berstan. More at burst.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debris(noun)

    broken and detached fragments, taken collectively; especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at the base

  2. Debris(noun)

    rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of anything; remains; ruins


  1. Debris

    Debris or débris is rubble, wreckage, ruins, litter and discarded garbage/refuse/trash, scattered remains of something destroyed, discarded, or as in geology, large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc. Depending on context, debris can refer to a number of different things.

Anagrams of debris

  1. birdes, brides, rebids

Translations for debris

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the remains of something broken, destroyed etc

The fireman found a corpse among the debris.

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