a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
an irretrievable loss
"that was the shipwreck of their romance"
an accident that destroys a ship at sea
"You have shipwrecked my career"
suffer failure, as in some enterprise
cause to experience shipwreck
"They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea"
destroy a ship
"The vessel was shipwrecked"
A boat that has sunk or run aground so that it is no longer seaworthy.
An event where a ship sinks or runs aground.
To wreck a boat through a collision or mishap.
the breaking in pieces, or shattering, of a ship or other vessel by being cast ashore or driven against rocks, shoals, etc., by the violence of the winds and waves
a ship wrecked or destroyed upon the water, or the parts of such a ship; wreckage
fig.: Destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss
to destroy, as a ship at sea, by running ashore or on rocks or sandbanks, or by the force of wind and waves in a tempest
to cause to experience shipwreck, as sailors or passengers. Hence, to cause to suffer some disaster or loss; to destroy or ruin, as if by shipwreck; to wreck; as, to shipwreck a business
The term shipwreck refers both to the remains of a ship that has wrecked, which are found either beached or sunken, and to the action that causes a shipwreck, which may be purposeful or accidental. This explains why the two concepts are often overlapping in English. The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor.
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The destruction of a vessel by her beating against rocks, the shore, &c.--too often including loss of life. In early times the seizure of goods, and even the murder of the mariners, was apt to be the consequence.
The numerical value of shipwreck in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of shipwreck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
There is probably a shipwreck there of an official treasury boat which was on its way to the central government in Egypt with taxes that had been collected.
I am very saddened by the shipwreck of a pirogue on( Monday) April 15 on Lake Kivu. The provisional toll is 150 people missing.
The discovery of such a large hoard of coins that had such tremendous economic power in antiquity raises several possibilities regarding its presence on the seabed, there is probably a shipwreck there of an official treasury boat which was on its way to the central government in Egypt with taxes that had been collected.
I didn't go down there with the expectation of seeing a shipwreck — I can tell you that.
The treasures that this shipwreck has revealed since 1984, since Barry Clifford discovered the wreck, has been enormous, the mother lode of treasure still has yet to be found.
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- naufragi, naufragarCatalan, Valencian
- vrak, ztroskotání, ztroskotatCzech
- Schiffbruch, SchiffswrackGerman
- pecio, naufragio, naufragarSpanish
- hylky, haaksirikko, haaksirikkoutuaFinnish
- épave, naufrage, naufragerFrench
- relitto, naufragare, naufragioItalian
- wrak, schipbreken, schipbreuk lijden, schipbreuk, scheepswrakDutch
- skeppsbrott, förlisning, skeppsvrakSwedish
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