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Definitions of disaster

  1. To blast by the influence of a baleful star. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To bring harm upon; to injure. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an act that has disastrous consequences Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An adverse or unfortunate event: a misfortune: calamity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. An unfortunate event; calamity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Crushing misfortune; a calamity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Misfortune; any unfortunate event; calamity; a sudden mishap. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. The stage in mitosis where the daughter chromosomes are grouped near the spindle poles ready to form a new nucleus. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for disaster

  1. Then real disaster came. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  2. One more disaster to turn one's back upon. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward