Definitions for wreck
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wreck.
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"
an accident that destroys a ship at sea
a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
"they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
a ship that has been destroyed at sea
bust up, wreck, wrackverb
smash or break forcefully
"The kid busted up the car"
Something or someone that has been ruined.
The remains of something that has been severely damaged or worn down.
An event in which something is damaged through collision.
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")
To ruin or dilapidate.
To dismantle wrecked vehicles or other objects, to reclaim any useful parts. (Australia)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: wræcce , Saxon, a miserable person; wracke, Dutch, a ship broken.
Fair be ye sure; but hard and obstinate,
As is a rock amidst the raging floods;
’Gainst which a ship, of succour desolate,
Doth suffer wreck both of herself and goods. Edmund Spenser.
Like those that see their wreck
Ev’n on the rocks of death; and yet they strain,
That death may not them idly find t’ attend
To their uncertain task, but work to meet their end. Daniel.
Think not that flying fame reports my fate;
I present, I appear, and my own wreck relate. Dryden.
Not only Paradise,
In this commotion, but the starry cope
Had gone to wreck. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
Whether he was
Combin’d with Norway, or did line the rebel
With hidden help and vantage; or that with both
He labour’d in his country’s wreck, I know not. William Shakespeare.
He cry’d as raging seas are wont to roar,
When wintry storm his wrathful wreck doth threat. Edmund Spenser.
Etymology: from the noun.
Have there been any more such tempests, wherein she hath wretchedly been wrecked? Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.
A pilot’s thumb,
Wreck’d as homeward he did come. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The coral found growing upon wrecked ships and lost anchors, that are daily dragged up out of the sea, demonstrates that coral continues to be formed to this day. John Woodward.
Weak and envy’d, if they should conspire,
They wreck themselves, and he hath his desire. Daniel.
Eighty odd years of sorrow have I seen,
And each hour’s joy wreck’d with a week of teen. William Shakespeare.
I faint! I die! the goddess cry’d:
O cruel, could’st thou find none other
To wreck thy spleen on? Parricide!
Like Nero, thou hast slain thy mother. Matthew Prior.
To suffer wreck.
With manlier objects we must try
His constancy, with such as have more shew
Of worth, of honour, glory, and popular praise,
Rocks whereon greatest men have often wreck’d. John Milton.
see 2d & 3d Wreak
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
destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train
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
the remain of anything ruined or fatally injured
goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea
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
to bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to destroy, as a railroad train
to involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to balk of success, and bring disaster on
to suffer wreck or ruin
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.]
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
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.]
rek, n. (Spens.) same as Wreak.—v.t. (Milt.) to wreak.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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.
To accomplish something.
To destroy or break up. "All they wanted to do is wreck and flex" -- Public Enemy (Burn Hollywood, burn).
To show great freestyling skills.
To have rough sex with - "Man, she got wrecked!"
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The numerical value of wreck in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wreck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
On current evidence, the other two wreck sites remain buried beneath a protective layer of sand, but the wreck of La Juliana is now partly exposed on the seabed along with some of its guns and other wreck material, this material is obviously very historically and archaeologically significant.
I just started bawling, my kids woke up and heard me crying and then they too started crying. We were all an emotional wreck.
We have accomplished a great feat. Over the last two years we have rescued 23 crew members, four of which were stuck inside the engine compartment for over 30 hours, none sustaining life-threatening injuries. Now we have completed the largest wreck removal in Commander Efren Lopez history.
Lisa Niziolek explained. In addition to ceramics, the ship was also carrying elephant tusks, possibly for use in medicine or art. Sweet-smelling resin, which could have been used for incense or for caulking ships, was also found. Previous carbon dating of the tusks and resin had dated the wreck to between 700 and 750 years ago. However, improved carbon dating techniques tell a different story. PIRATE MYSTERY : DOES THIS 300-YEAR-OLD BONE BELONG TO' BLACK SAM' BELLAMY ? When we got the results back and learned that the resin and tusk samples were older than previously thought, we were excited, we had suspected that based on inscriptions on the ceramics and conversations with colleagues in China and Japan, and it was great to have all these different types of data coming together to support it.
The Gloucester was our fourth dive season looking for The Gloucester, we were starting to believe that we were not going to find her, we'd dived so much and just found sand. On my descent to the seabed the first thing I spotted were large cannons laying on white sand, it was awe-inspiring and really beautiful. We were the only people in the world at that moment in time who knew where the wreck lay.
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- ruïnaCatalan, Valencian
- Zusammenstoß, Schrotthaufen, Wrack, Schrottkiste, SchrottGerman
- destruir, arruinar, choque, cacharro, trasto, ruinaSpanish
- ihmisraunio, romu, yhteentörmäys, törmäys, särkeä, raato, tuhota, jäännös, kolari, romuttaa, hylky, raunioFinnish
- ruiner, carcasse, accident, épave, bousillerFrench
- rombol, karambol, roncsHungarian
- carcassa, carretta, relitto, collisioneItalian
- 敗残, 破壊, めちゃめちゃ, ばらす, 荒廃, 打ち壊す, 解体, 残骸, 衝突Japanese
- botsing, verwoesten, ontmantelen, beschadigen, ruïnerenDutch
- destroço, choquePortuguese
- sammanstötning, vrak, fördärvaSwedish
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