Definitions of demolition

  1. the act of demolishing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying a pile or structure; destruction by violence; utter overthrow; - opposed to construction; as, the demolition of a house, of military works, of a town, or of hopes. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act or process of tearing down or destroying; destruction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Act of demolishing; destruction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of demolishing; destruction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of demolishing; ruin or destruction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The act of overthrowing; destruction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for demolition

  1. The hopes with which the acquisition of such an ally inspired the queen at this time nerved her to bear her part in the festival with which the Assembly had decided on celebrating the demolition of the Bastile. – The Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France by Charles Duke Yonge
  2. They sat a long while round the table- much time that, under ordinary circumstances, would have been given to the demolition of the food before them, being occupied by the elders of the party in inquiries after mutual friends, and in relating the many incidents that had occurred since they last met. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb