Definitions for ruinˈru ɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or is decaying.
a destroyed or decayed building, town, etc.
a fallen, wrecked, or decayed condition:
The house fell into ruin.
the downfall, decay, or destruction of anything.
the complete loss of health, means, position, hope, or the like.
something that causes a downfall or destruction; blight:
Alcohol was my ruin.
the downfall of a person; undoing.
a person as the wreck of his or her former self.
the act of causing destruction or a downfall.
(v.t.)to reduce to ruin; devastate.
to bring to financial ruin; bankrupt.
to injure (a thing) irretrievably.
to deflower (a woman) by seduction.
(v.i.)to fall into ruins.
to come to ruin.
Origin of ruin:
1325–75; ME ruine < MF < L ruīna headlong rush, collapse, ruin =ru(ere) to fall +-īna -ine3
an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
"you have brought ruin on this entire family"
a ruined building
"they explored several Roman ruins"
the process of becoming dilapidated
an event that results in destruction
downfall, ruin, ruination(noun)
failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking(verb)
destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
destroy completely; damage irreparably
"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
destroy or cause to fail
"This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
bankrupt, ruin, break, smash(verb)
reduce to bankruptcy
"My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
reduce to ruins
"The country lay ruined after the war"
deprive of virginity
"This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
fall into ruin
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to spoil or damage
I ruined my white skirt when I spilt wine on it.; Smoking can ruin your health.
to cause sb to lose all their money
High bills that almost ruined our business.
the remains of a building that has fallen down or been destroyed
the ruins of an old castle
when sb loses all their money
a family facing financial ruin
in a very bad condition or destroyed
She felt her life was in ruins.
construction withered by time.
The state of being a ruin, destroyed or decayed.
The monastery has fallen into ruin.
Something which leads to serious troubles.
Gambling has been the ruin to many.
to cause the ruin of.
To destroy or make something no longer be able to be for good use.
He ruined his new white slacks by accidentally spilling oil on them.
To mess up the plans or progress of, or to put into disarray; to spoil.
My car breaking down just as I was on the road ruined my vacation.
Origin: From ruine, from ruine, from ruina, from ruo.
the act of falling or tumbling down; fall
such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction; overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or hopes
that which is fallen down and become worthless from injury or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or desolate house, fortress, city, or the like
the state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin
that which promotes injury, decay, or destruction
to bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow
to fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish
Ruin is the second album by the metalcore band Architects. This was the first album to feature the vocalist Sam Carter and bassist Alex "Ali Dino" Dean. Stylistically, this album displays a minor change in the band's style, with the mathcore of Nightmares being melded with a more fluid metalcore sound. Clean vocals are implemented again in a few songs,to a larger extent than on Nightmares, although not as prominently as in later releases. As well as a change in style this album marks a change in guitar tuning, from drop C to drop B, for all tracks, except Low, which features the same tuning as drop B, but with the low B tuned to F#.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ruin' in Nouns Frequency: #2886
Translations for ruin
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a broken, collapsed or decayed state
the ruin of a city.
- خَراب، دَمارArabic
- ruínaPortuguese (BR)
- zkáza, zánik, troskaCzech
- die RuineGerman
- ερείπιο, συντρίμμιGreek
- فروریزی دیوار؛ خرابهFarsi
- विनाश, विध्वंस, तबाही, बरबादीHindi
- romlás, pusztulásHungarian
- keadaan rusakIndonesian
- rovina, rudereItalian
- drupas; gruvešiLatvian
- ødeleggelse, ruinNorwegian
- فروریزی دیوار؛ خرابهPersian
- خرابه، ویجاړ ځایونهPashto
- развалины, руиныRussian
- pád, zánikSlovak
- ruin[er], spillrorSwedish
- 摧毀，廢墟Chinese (Trad.)
- sự đổ nátVietnamese
- 毁坏，废墟Chinese (Simp.)
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