What does cataclysm mean?

Definitions for cataclysm
ˈkæt əˌklɪz əmcat·a·clysm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catastrophe, cataclysm(noun)

    a sudden violent change in the earth's surface

  2. 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"


  1. cataclysm(Noun)

    A sudden, violent event.

  2. cataclysm(Noun)

    A sudden and violent change in the earth's crust.

  3. cataclysm(Noun)

    A great flood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cataclysm(noun)

    an extensive overflow or sweeping flood of water; a deluge

  2. Cataclysm(noun)

    any violent catastrophe, involving sudden and extensive changes of the earth's surface

  3. Origin: [L. cataclysmos, Gr. kataklysmo`s, from to dash over, inundate; kata` downward, against + to wash or dash over: cf. F. cataclysme.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cataclysm

    kat′a-klizm, n. a flood of water: a deluge: great revolution.—adj. Cataclys′mic. [Gr. kataklysmoskata, downward, klyzein, to wash.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cataclysm in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cataclysm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of cataclysm in a Sentence

  1. Edward Gray:

    Every time Europeans did this, it was an absolute cataclysm, there was no record of anyone exploring the Pacific without massive loss of life.

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