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?

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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. Rahul Gupta:

    Basically, the bottom line is this : when there's a storm warning, there's some data that suggests that the rate of pregnancies increase, but actually when destruction happens, like a tsunami, then actually your births go down, so there's a difference in what the impact on society is of any natural calamity or a pandemic -- and the forecast suggests that this is much more serious than a tropical storm. It's a tsunami.

  2. Artola Schultz:

    This is double destruction.

  3. David Keyes:

    Hamas is attempting to fool the world but it will not succeed, daily, Hamas leaders call for genocide of all Jews and the destruction of Israel.

  4. Jack Fusco:

    My fear is that if the price - whether it's the spot price or the oil index price - gets too high, that (buyers will) look at other forms of energy to meet their needs and we will have real demand destruction.

  5. The President:

    The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police was a horrible tragedy -- one of countless tragedies to befall people of color across the United States. The vast majority of protesters today did so peacefully, toward a common goal of promoting justice and equality, i am deeply thankful for their voices and their positive, forceful message. I also want to express my gratitude to all the police officers and other first responders working to protect the people of Boston from the individuals whose violent actions, looting and property destruction was criminal and cowardly -- and distracted from the powerful statement made today by thousands of Massachusetts residents.

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