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.

  2. destructionnoun

    The results of a destructive event.

    Amid the seemingly endless destruction, a single flower bloomed.

  3. 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. Patrick Shanahan:

    Allow me to extend on behalf of the Department of Defense our thoughts and prayers to the families and team members of those killed and wounded during todays attack in Manbij, our fight against terrorism is ongoing and we will remain vigilant and committed to its destruction.

  2. The Pope:

    An ethics and a law based on the threat of mutual destruction -- and possibly the destruction of all mankind.

  3. Meedya Raqqa:

    I lost a lot of friends in this war and I resist to avenge their death, no matter the destruction in Kobani, it can be built again -- the important thing is to destroy this strange enemy that entered our land.

  4. Douglas Macgregor:

    The largest problem of all is really a network of people like George Soros, who are committed Marxists, who see the destruction of the United States and of Western Europe as a means to an end of creating what United States think will be this global society and the planet.

  5. Dami Arno:

    A Muslim women tore my flag pole down this morning and attacked me and my daughter with it. After the fight she was charged with simple battery 2 counts, nothing else. No hate crime, no destruction of property, no criminal trespassing -- nothing.

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