What does destruction mean?

Definitions for destruction
dɪˈstrʌk ʃənde·struc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destruction, devastationnoun

    the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists

  2. destruction, demolition, wipeoutnoun

    an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

  3. end, destruction, deathnoun

    a final state

    "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

Wiktionary

  1. destructionnoun

    The act of destroying.

    The destruction of the condemned building will take place at noon.

    Etymology: from destrucion, from destructio.

  2. destructionnoun

    The results of a destructive event.

    Amid the seemingly endless destruction, a single flower bloomed.

    Etymology: from destrucion, from destructio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Destructionnoun

    the act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation

  2. Destructionnoun

    the state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated

  3. Destructionnoun

    a destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer

Freebase

  1. Destruction

    Destruction are a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the "three kings" of the Teutonic thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator and Sodom. All three of these bands are often credited with helping pioneer black metal by containing several elements of what was to become the genre. Destruction were originally named Knight of Demon, but changed their name in 1984. For most of the 1990s, Destruction were not signed to a major record label and were forced to self-produce their albums until they signed a contract with Nuclear Blast in the 2000s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Destruction

    de-struk′shun, n. act of destroying: overthrow: physical or moral ruin: death: a destructive plague.—adj. Destruc′tible, liable to be destroyed.—ns. Destructibil′ity, Destruc′tibleness.—n. Destruc′tionist, one engaged in destruction: one who believes in the final annihilation of the damned.—adj. Destruc′tive, causing destruction: mischievous: ruinous: deadly.—adv. Destruc′tively.—ns. Destruc′tiveness; Destruc′tivist, a representative of destructive principles, as in Biblical criticism; Destruc′tor, a destroyer: a furnace for burning up refuse.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'destruction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3919

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'destruction' in Nouns Frequency: #1639

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of destruction in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of destruction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of destruction in a Sentence

  1. Ahmad Sami:

    Volunteers on the ground are saying the destruction is like nothing which they have ever seen before, houses have collapsed, communications are still down, power transmission is down, wharves are still not accessible and roads and highways have been damaged.

  2. Jean-Paul Sartre:

    To eat is to appropriate by destruction.

  3. Mikhail Gorbachev:

    ...It turned out this treaty was the most important pillar of strategic stability. We need talks so that its destruction does not exacerbate the threat of war.

  4. Pedro Gimenez:

    It's been years of destruction of companies and poverty, we want a better present and future and we are about to achieve that.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Afghanistan and such targeted countries are a context of the USA's awkward policies, legal hegemony, and legitimate victimization and destruction of other nations for its interests, in the mirror of so-called civilization and global peace.

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