What does destroy mean?

Definitions for destroydɪˈstrɔɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word destroy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. destroy, destruct(verb)

    do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of

    "The fire destroyed the house"

  2. destroy, ruin(verb)

    destroy completely; damage irreparably

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

  3. demolish, destroy(verb)

    defeat soundly

    "The home team demolished the visitors"

  4. destroy, put down(verb)

    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. destroy(Verb)

    To cause destruction.

    Hooligans destroy unprovoked

  2. destroy(Verb)

    To neutralize, undo a property or condition.

    Smoking destroys the natural subtlety of the palate

  3. destroy(Verb)

    To put down or euthanize.

    Destroying a rabid dog is required by law.

  4. destroy(Verb)

    To defeat soundly.

  5. destroy(Verb)

    To remove data.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Destroy(verb)

    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. Destroy(verb)

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

  3. Destroy(verb)

    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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Andrew:

    I will destroy him.

  2. Ibrahim Nseir:

    They destroy, we rebuild.

  3. Thomas Ibiang:

    You destroy the whole fabric.

  4. Chief Majga:

    This will destroy the land even more.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Wars can destroy everything but hope!

Images & Illustrations of destroy

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