What does destruction mean?

Definitions for destruction
dɪˈstrʌk ʃənde·struc·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word destruction.

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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Destructionnoun

    Etymology: destructio, Latin.

    ’Tis safer to be that which we destroy,
    Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    If that your moody discontented souls
    Do through the clouds behold this present hour,
    Even for revenge mock my destruction. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    When that which we immortal thought,
    We saw so near destruction brought,
    We felt what you did then endure,
    And tremble yet, as not secure. Edmund Waller.

    The destruction that wasteth at noon-day. Ps. xci. 6.

    Broad is the way that leadeth to destruction. Matth. vii. 13.

Wikipedia

  1. Destruction

    Destruction is a song by American indie rock band Joywave. It was released as a single from their debut studio album, How Do You Feel Now?, on March 30, 2015. A music video for the song was released on January 13, 2016 through YouTube. "Destruction" peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and was featured on the soundtrack for the video games Madden NFL 16 and the 2015 Need for Speed reboot. An abridged version, consisting of just the first verse, chorus and outro, was used for the launch trailer for Fortnite Battle Royale.

ChatGPT

  1. destruction

    Destruction is the act or process of damaging something so intensely that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired. It refers to the state of being completely ruined or annihilated, often associated with catastrophic events, violence, or the deliberate demolition of objects, structures, or concepts.

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

Wikidata

  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. Donald Trump:

    This campaign will be about the future. This campaign will be about issues. Joe Biden has put America on the fast track to ruin and destruction and we will ensure that he does not receive four more years.

  2. Artola Schultz:

    This is double destruction.

  3. Chuck Lovell:

    Morale is low as they face what appears to be endless destruction within the city they took an oath to serve and protect, i am bolstered by their grit and determination to do everything they can each and every night to prevent a worst-case scenario.

  4. Ahmed Korayem:

    The more resistant we are to the oncoming chaos, the more we will be stuck in a constant struggle and are unable to move forward. One must embrace the chaos in open arms and once the self-destruction ensues, then self-development can follow. One can't get upset at the dying fields when he is constantly warring with the rain clouds

  5. Alexander Hamilton:

    Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.

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