What does destruction mean?

Definitions for destruction
dɪˈstrʌk ʃənde·struc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destruction, devastation(noun)

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

  2. destruction, demolition, wipeout(noun)

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

  3. end, destruction, death(noun)

    a final state

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

Wiktionary

  1. destruction(Noun)

    The act of destroying.

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

    Etymology: from destrucion, from destructio.

  2. destruction(Noun)

    The results of a destructive event.

    Amid the seemingly endless destruction, a single flower bloomed.

    Etymology: from destrucion, from destructio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Destruction(noun)

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

  2. Destruction(noun)

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

  3. Destruction(noun)

    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

How to pronounce destruction?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Susi Pudjiastuti:

    I'm very sad. I lose my eating appetite. I lose my sleep, they are building up an empire on slavery, on stealing, on fish( ing) out, on massive environmental destruction for a plate of seafood.

  2. Kacey Wong:

    I created this candle in the form of a policeman holding a stick, and you can light it up so the fire actually melts the form away and transforms into light, so it's like a transformation through destruction.

  3. Artola Schultz:

    It is like bullets, this is double destruction.

  4. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev:

    It is better to discuss things, to argue and engage in polemics than make perfidious plans of mutual destruction.

  5. Sarah Palin:

    Trump is the candidate giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy and the equal opportunity for success that made America exceptional, we're watching career politicians throw away our kids' future through bankrupting public budgets and ripping open our porous borders which, obvious to all us non-politicians, puts us at great risk.

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