the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
destruction, demolition, wipeout(noun)
an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
end, destruction, death(noun)
a final state
"he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
The act of destroying.
The destruction of the condemned building will take place at noon.
The results of a destructive event.
Amid the seemingly endless destruction, a single flower bloomed.
Origin: from destrucion, from destructio.
the act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation
the state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated
a destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'destruction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3919
Rank popularity for the word 'destruction' in Nouns Frequency: #1639
The numerical value of destruction in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of destruction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is a lot of destruction here.
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
To eat is to appropriate by destruction.
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Hillary Clinton's agenda is job destruction.
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Translations for destruction
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- قضاء, تدميرArabic
- zničení, destrukceCzech
- Vernichtung, ZerstörungGerman
- καταστροφή, συντριβήGreek
- detruo, detruadoEsperanto
- tuhoaminen, tuhoFinnish
- milleadh, creachScottish Gaelic
- नाश, विनाशHindi
- 破壊, 滅亡, 倒壊, 湮滅, 潰滅, 破棄Japanese
- 파괴, 멸망Korean
- وێرانی, ناهێشتنKurdish
- clādes, exitiumLatin
- niszczenie, zniszczeniePolish
- уничтожение, разрушениеRussian
- uništenje, uništavanje, propast, sravnjenje sa zemljom, katastrofa, razrušenjeSerbo-Croatian
- ödeläggelse, förstörelseSwedish
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