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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How to say destruction in sign language?

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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. Henry Stimson:

    We must never forget, that under modern conditions of life, science, and technology. All war has been greatly brutalized, and that no one who joins in it, even in self-defense, can escape becoming also in a measure brutalized. Modern war cannot be limited in its destructive method and the inevitable debasement of all participants… A fair scrutiny of the last two World Wars makes clear the steady intensification of the weapons and methods employed by both, the aggressors and the victors. In order to defeat the Japanese aggression, we were forced, as Admiral Nimitz has stated, to employ a technique of unrestricted warfare, not unlike that which 25 years ago was the proximate cause of our entry into World War I. In the use of strategic air power the Allies took the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Germany and Japan…. We as well as our enemies have contributed to the proof that the central moral problem is war and not its methods, and that a continuance of war will in all probability end with the destruction of our civilization.

  2. Kristen Korte:

    He upholds the Constitution. Hes backing the police, and helping with all the violence and destruction and the killing from the riots and everything.I could go on and on, biden supports violence in their cities. He supports late-term abortion. I just dont see suburban moms getting behind that.

  3. Mohamed Sharaf:

    There is death and destruction everywhere in this city.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Increase the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, so you increase the break out time, and don’t lift those restrictions until Iran stops fomenting terrorism and aggression and stops calling for Israel’s destruction, that’s the right deal.

  5. Donald Trump on Wednesday:

    The Hillary Hillary Clinton foreign policy has cost America thousands of lives and trillions of dollars – and unleashed ISIS across the world, no Secretary of State has been more wrong, more often and in more places than Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton decisions spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere Hillary Clinton touched.

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