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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debris, dust, junk, rubble, detritus(noun)

    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Wiktionary

  1. debris(Noun)

    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. debris(Noun)

    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. debris(Noun)

    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. debris(Noun)

    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. Debris(noun)

    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. Debris(noun)

    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.

Anagrams for debris »

  1. birdes, brides, rebids

How to pronounce debris?

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Numerology

  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. John Cannon:

    A man was sitting inside at a small table by the windows of that outer wall where the car struck and he managed to escape with minor abrasions from flying glass and debris.

  2. John Nelson:

    I started going down to the burn pit because I was growing more and more concerned with the amount of debris, so I started taking a look and I started seeing batteries, the cadmium batteries, the lead. All of that was burning. They were putting the oils and the paints and fuels. All of this stuff, and it was leading to this creation of toxicity and I was becoming concerned about it. john Nelson would wait until the middle of the night to drop it off.

  3. Angelique Hilaire:

    I can't afford to rent anywhere else, every time it rains I pray to God for it to stop. But what can I do ? Even a short downpour can leave the capital flooded as piles of rubbish on the streets and debris filled canals block drains, which exacerbates flooding. Natural disasters linked to climate change will only get more frequent and extreme in the future, experts say. Decades of deforestation have left Haiti even more exposed to natural disasters, with less than three percent of its original forest cover still intact, according to the UNDP. This causes soil erosion and reduces the ability of soil to retain water, making Haiti more vulnerable to flooding and landslides. During heavy rainfall, there are few trees to stop water washing down the bare mountains. While 5.5 million tree seedlings have been planted in Haiti by the UNDP since 2010, not enough has been done to stop people cutting down trees in the first place. Selling charcoal, which comes from burning wood, is used for cooking and is a key source of income for many Haitians living in the countryside. .

  4. Meredith Sullivan:

    Then the gusts of winds were just horrific, you could hear the roof starting to lift and debris was starting to fly around. All the cars were pretty much destroyed.

  5. John Pallister:

    It was a watershed event in volcanology in a lot of ways, it was when geologists after the eruption worldwide started recognizing these giant debris avalanches, these giant landslides that are now recognized as a major hazard at volcanoes all around the world. Drones, remote instruments like theUSGSspider, creepmeters, strainmeters andtiltmeters help scientists better monitor volcanoes in the hopes history doesn't repeat itself.

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