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
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
Origin: [Cf. F. ruiner, LL. ruinare. See Ruin, n.]
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#.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rōō′in, n. a rushing or falling down violently: destruction: overthrow: that which destroys: the remains of a building demolished or decayed (usually in pl.): the state of being ruined: wreck, material or moral.—v.t. to demolish: to destroy: to defeat: to impoverish: to bring to ruin: to undo: to spoil: to seduce, debauch.—v.i. to run to ruin: to fall into decay: to do irreparable harm.—adj. Ru′inable (Bacon), capable of being ruined.—v.t. Ru′ināte (Shak.), to ruin, to destroy: to demolish: to reduce to poverty.—v.i. (Spens.) to fall:—pr.p. ru′ināting; pa.p. ru′ināted.—adj. (obs.) falling to ruin: ruined.—ns. Ruinā′tion, overthrow: subversion; Ru′iner.—adjs. Ru′iniform, having the appearance of ruins; Ru′inous, fallen to ruins: decayed: pernicious.—adv. Ru′inously.—n. Ru′inousness, the state or quality of being ruinous: mischievousness. [Fr.,—L. ruina—ruĕre, to tumble down.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ruin' in Nouns Frequency: #2886
The numerical value of ruin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ruin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
And that I do think would ruin the sense of college sports.
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect.
War begets quiet, quiet idleness, idleness disorder, disorder ruin; likewise ruin order, order virtue, virtue glory, and good fortune.
Three things ruin a man power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.
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- خراب, دمرArabic
- ruïnaCatalan, Valencian
- zřícenina, zruinovat, ruinaCzech
- ruin, ødelægDanish
- Ruin, verderben, zerstören, kaputtmachen, vernichten, ruinieren, auf die Knie zwingen, RuineGerman
- ερείπιο, καταστρέφωGreek
- arruinar, ruina, ruinar, desbaratarSpanish
- tärvellä, raunio, raunioittaa, turmio, pilata, rappio, tuhotaFinnish
- gâcher, ruiner, ruine, abîmer, plomber, foutre en l'air, massacrerFrench
- RuïneWestern Frisian
- creach, tobhtaScottish Gaelic
- הרס, דפק, פישלHebrew
- विनाश, नाशHindi
- romba dönt, lerombol, roncs, omladék, rom, tönkreteszHungarian
- rovina, rovinareItalian
- 破綻, 崩壊, 潰す, 遺跡, 破壊, 打ち壊す, 廃墟, めちゃめちゃ, 破産, 滅ぼす, 潰滅Japanese
- verval, bouwval, puin, puinhoop, ruïne, ruïnerenDutch
- kitsʼiilíNavajo, Navaho
- roïna, arroïnarOccitan
- arruinar, ruína, acabar com, destruirPortuguese
- ruegna, ruina, ruignaRomansh
- ruină, stricaRomanian
- крах, гибель, портить, в развалинах, разрушать, разорение, развалина, разрушить, в руинах, крушение, руина, испортитьRussian
- orroghina, roghina, arruinuSardinian
- podorina, ruševina, razvala, provalina, razval, упропастити, razvalina, podorSerbo-Croatian
- ruin, ödelägga, ruineraSwedish
- hư hạiVietnamese
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