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dəˈbri, ˈdeɪ bri; esp. Brit. ˈdɛb ride·bris

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritusnoun

    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Wiktionary

  1. debrisnoun

    Rubble, wreckage, scattered remains of something destroyed.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. debrisnoun

    Litter and discarded refuse.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. debrisnoun

    The ruins of a broken-down structure

    Etymology: 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.

  4. debrisnoun

    Large rock fragments left by a melting glacier etc.

    Etymology: 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. Debrisnoun

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. pref. d- (L. dis) + briser to break, shatter; perh. of Celtic origin.]

  2. Debrisnoun

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. pref. d- (L. dis) + briser to break, shatter; perh. of Celtic origin.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Debris

    de-brē′, n.sing. and pl. rubbish: ruins: a mass of rocky fragments. [Fr., from briser, akin to bruise.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. débris

    (Fr.). Remains, ruins of a building or town which has been sacked; broken remains of an army after defeat.

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  1. birdes, brides, rebids

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debris in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of debris in a Sentence

  1. Darren Chester:

    That such debris has been found on the east coast of Africa is consistent with drift modeling ... and further affirms our search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean.

  2. Ariel Henry:

    Some of our citizens are still under the debris. We have teams of foreigners and Haitians working on it.

  3. Wendy Stovall:

    Those occur when lava flows encounter vegetated areas and vegetation burns and releases methane gas, methane pockets can get trapped underground and explode violently, throwing rocks and debris in many directions.

  4. Peter Goelz:

    There's an old saying that the first piece off the aircraft indicates where the accident occurred, so they're going to be looking at the beginning of the debris field to see what pieces came off this engine first and what they look like.

  5. Kudret Ozersay:

    Initial findings indicate the object that caused the explosion was either an aircraft carrying explosives or a direct explosive (missile). The writings and signs on the debris will allow us to understand exactly what happened soon.

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