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Definitions of ruin

  1. To fall into ruins or ruin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To bring to ruin; fall into ruin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To pull down, destroy, overthrow, or make poor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To demolish: to destroy: to defeat: to impoverish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To demolish; destroy; utterly spoil; impoverish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To decay; perish; be brought to poverty and misery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. fall into ruin Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To demolish; to pull down, destroy, subvert, or defeat; to impoverish; to bring to everlasting misery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To demolish; to destroy; to subvert; to bring to an end in any manner; to impoverish; to bring to misery. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The remains of anything demolished or decayed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The remains of any decayed or demolished place or thing, as a house or city. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. failure that results in a loss of position or reputation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction; overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or hopes. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. That which is fallen down and become worthless from injury or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or desolate house, fortress, city, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Overthrow; destruction; downfall; that which causes destruction or decay; that which remains of something destroyed or fallen into decay; the state of decay or desolation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Ruination. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. A rushing or falling down violently: destruction: overthrow: that which destroys: the remains of a building demolished or decayed (usually in pl.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Destruction; overthrow; remains of buildings, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Destruction or a cause of destruction; demolition; decay; desolation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Remains of something demolished or decayed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Destruction; overthrow; that which destroys; cause of destruction; ruined state; a ruined structure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Fall; destruction; overthrow; that change of a thing which destroys it, which entirely defeats its objects, or which unfits it for use; subversion; that which destroys; loss of happiness or fortune; mischief. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ruin

  1. I am not going to ruin myself, Stemm, for the sake of a seat in Parliament. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  2. I knew as I now know, that it's ruin to you! – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
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