What does wreck mean?

Definitions for wreck
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrecknoun

    something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation

    "the house was a wreck when they bought it"; "thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"

  2. shipwreck, wrecknoun

    an accident that destroys a ship at sea

  3. crash, wrecknoun

    a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)

    "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"

  4. wreckverb

    a ship that has been destroyed at sea

  5. bust up, wreck, wrackverb

    smash or break forcefully

    "The kid busted up the car"

Wiktionary

  1. wrecknoun

    Something or someone that has been ruined.

  2. wrecknoun

    The remains of something that has been severely damaged or worn down.

  3. wrecknoun

    An event in which something is damaged through collision.

  4. wreckverb

    To cause severe damage to something, to a point where it no longer works, or is useless.

    (Usage: A collision is often implied as the cause of the damage - "He wrecked the car")

  5. wreckverb

    To ruin or dilapidate.

  6. wreckverb

    To dismantle wrecked vehicles or other objects, to reclaim any useful parts. (Australia)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wreck

    see 2d & 3d Wreak

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  2. Wreckverb

    the destruction or injury of a vessel by being cast on shore, or on rocks, or by being disabled or sunk by the force of winds or waves; shipwreck

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  3. Wreckverb

    destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  4. Wreckverb

    the ruins of a ship stranded; a ship dashed against rocks or land, and broken, or otherwise rendered useless, by violence and fracture; as, they burned the wreck

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  5. Wreckverb

    the remain of anything ruined or fatally injured

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  6. Wreckverb

    goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  7. Wreckverb

    to destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  8. Wreckverb

    to bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to destroy, as a railroad train

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  9. Wreckverb

    to involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  10. Wreckverb

    to suffer wreck or ruin

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

  11. Wreckverb

    to work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or in plundering

    Etymology: [OE. wrak, AS. wrc exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak, adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. vrag. See Wreak, v. t., and cf. Wrack a marine plant.]

Freebase

  1. Wreck

    Wreck was an indie rock band formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1988, and later based in Chicago. After releasing three albums the band split up in the mid-1990s, with singer/guitarist Dean Schlabowske going on to found The Waco Brothers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wreck

    rek, n. destruction: destruction of a ship: ruins of a destroyed ship: remains of anything ruined: shipwrecked property.—v.t. to destroy or disable: to ruin.—v.i. to suffer wreck or ruin.—ns. Wreck′age, the act of wrecking: wrecked material; Wreck′er, a person who purposely causes a wreck or who plunders wreckage: one who lures a ship on to the rocks for purposes of plunder: one who criminally ruins anything: a person employed by the owners in recovering disabled vessels or their cargo.—adj. Wreck′ful, causing ruin.—n. Wreck′-mas′ter, a person taking charge of a disabled ship and its cargo.—Wreck commissioners, a tribunal which inquires into shipping disasters.—Receivers of wrecks, wreck-masters. [A.S. wræc, expulsion—wrecan, to drive, Low Ger. wrak, Dut. wrak, Ice. reki, a thing drifted ashore; a doublet of wrack.]

  2. Wreck

    rek, n. (Spens.) same as Wreak.—v.t. (Milt.) to wreak.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. wreck

    The destruction of a ship by stress of weather, rocks, &c.; also the ruins of the ship after such accidents; also the goods and fragments which drive on shore after a ship is stranded. It is said that the term is derived from the sea-weed called wrack, denoting all that the sea washes on shore as it does this weed. A ship cast on shore is no wreck, in law, when any domestic animal has escaped with life in her. The custody of the cargo or goods belongs to the deputy of the vice-admiral, and they are restored to the proprietors without any fees or salvage, but what the labour of those who saved them may reasonably deserve.

Rap Dictionary

  1. wreckverb

    To accomplish something.

  2. wreckverb

    To destroy or break up. "All they wanted to do is wreck and flex" -- Public Enemy (Burn Hollywood, burn).

  3. wreckverb

    To show great freestyling skills.

  4. wreckverb

    To have rough sex with - "Man, she got wrecked!"

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wreck in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wreck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of wreck in a Sentence

  1. Billy Ray Morris:

    To turn up a new wreck is a pretty big deal.

  2. John McCain:

    You’re wrong Harry, I am sorry, but you are dead wrong. Russia is a threat because it is declining, because Putin’s economy is a train wreck, when the bear feels wounded, she is dangerous. And if we don’t stand tall against Russia now, they will keep pushing, and this will only get worse. We aren’t learning from history, and I fear where this ends up. Putin’s not done.

  3. June Jordan:

    Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

  4. Teri Nicklin of ScottishPowers Renewables:

    It was a really special day. We were looking for wrecks, but what we found was a huge wreck that didn't appear in any of the charts.

  5. Tiger King:

    I never thought it could get to this level, i guess in some ways because so many people are trapped on their couch( because of the pandemic) and this train wreck of an adventure into magical wildlife land has somehow just caught everybody's attention.

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