What does Destroy mean?

Definitions for Destroy
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destroy, destructverb

    do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

    "The fire destroyed the house"

  2. destroy, ruinverb

    destroy completely; damage irreparably

    "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"

  3. demolish, destroyverb

    defeat soundly

    "The home team demolished the visitors"

  4. destroy, put downverb

    put (an animal) to death

    "The customs agents destroyed the dog that was found to be rabid"; "the sick cat had to be put down"

Wiktionary

  1. destroyverb

    To cause destruction.

    Hooligans destroy unprovoked

    Etymology: destroyen, from destruire, , from Classical destruo, from de- + struo.

  2. destroyverb

    To neutralize, undo a property or condition.

    Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate

    Etymology: destroyen, from destruire, , from Classical destruo, from de- + struo.

  3. destroyverb

    To put down or euthanize.

    Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.

    Etymology: destroyen, from destruire, , from Classical destruo, from de- + struo.

  4. destroyverb

    To defeat soundly.

    Etymology: destroyen, from destruire, , from Classical destruo, from de- + struo.

  5. destroyverb

    To remove data.

    The memory leak happened because we forgot to destroy the temporary lists.

    Etymology: destroyen, from destruire, , from Classical destruo, from de- + struo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Destroyverb

    to unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish

  2. Destroyverb

    to ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume

  3. Destroyverb

    to put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill

Freebase

  1. Destroy

    Destroy! was an American crust punk band from Minneapolis from 1988 to 1994. Vocalist Felix Havoc founded Havoc Records in 1992 as a vehicle for Destroy!'s Burn this Racist System Down 7" EP.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Destroy

    de-stroy′, v.i. to unbuild or pull down: to overturn: to ruin: to put an end to:—pr.p. destroy′ing:—pa.p. destroyed′.—n. Destroy′er. [O. Fr. destruire (Fr. détruire)—L. destruĕre, destructumde, down, and struĕre, to build.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Destroy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4472

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Destroy' in Verbs Frequency: #334

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Destroy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Destroy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Destroy in a Sentence

  1. Leon Trotsky:

    If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.

  2. The TAK:

    Tourism is one of the important sources feeding the dirty and special war, so it is a major target we aim to destroy.

  3. Carlos Acevedo:

    There have not been orders to seize or destroy those items at any point.

  4. Ursula Miodowski:

    The Japanese decided to destroy Manila. They were going to give them a dead city, they set about doing that, they burned, they killed.

  5. Carter Page:

    There have been various reports [about FISA documents and FBI surveillance of him], but I was so happy to hear that further confirmation is now being revealed. It shows how low the Clinton/Obama regime went to destroy our democracy and suppress dissidents who did not fully support their failed foreign policy. It will be interesting to see what comes out when the unjustified basis for those FISA requests are more fully disclosed over time, including potentially the Dodgy Dossier -- a document that clearly is false evidence, which could represent yet another potential crime.

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