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A state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
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The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Disaster \Dis*as"ter\, n. [F. d['e]sastre; pref. d['e]s- (L. dis-) + astre star, fr. L. astrum; a word of astrological origin. See Aster , Astral , Star .] An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly ...
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a disaster zone ▪ The damage is so serious that the government has declared the city a disaster zone. courted...disaster ▪ To have admitted this would have courted political disaster . declared a disaster area (= officially ...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
A disaster is the impact of a hazard that negatively affects society or environment. Disaster may also refer to: "Disaster" (Star Trek: The Next Generation), season 5 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Disaster: Day of Crisis , video game by Monolith ...
Usage examples of disaster.
Admirals Morgan and Morris and Lieutenant Commander Ramshawe were briefed on the scale of the disaster, the media already had experts on the airwaves explaining what had happened.
He had been staying at a country vicarage, the inmates of which had been certainly neither brutal nor bacchanalian, but their supervision of the domestic establishment had been of that lax order which invites disaster.
Several of the board members were privately contemptuous of Barnett and sensed that he might be leading them down a path to disaster.
While some segregationists admired his attempts to resist the federals during the Ole Miss crisis, many ordinary Mississippians viewed the episode as a disaster and a tragedy, and blamed Barnett for mismanaging the crisis.
Doges and the Bureaucrats fleeing the square, not without belaboring each other in the process, each blaming the other for the disaster.
Crusaders who had survived the Scottish disaster had passed through Bournemouth ere they took ship for their various homelands to scrape up their ransoms.
When Rufous and the other bulls gathered about him to smell whatever mementos there were of the disaster, they could tell that the blood on his right horn was not his.
Disaster threatened when his butterfat production slumped 50 per cent and all the other kids jeered at him.
The vassal was here more powerful than his liege lord: the situation which had enabled Hugh Capet to depose the Carlovingian princes, seemed to be renewed, and that with much greater advantages on the side of the vassal: and when England was added to so many provinces, the French king had reason to apprehend, from this conjuncture, some great disaster to himself and to his family.
Audrey for her stoicism in the face of disaster and her finely tuned ballet technique, some of the cattier members of the class must have made snide remarks about her painfully bony look.
We have only the notorious disaster of Marius and his harangue to the Cimbrian commanded to kill him, or the august injunction of a mother to the Lion of Florence, in historic proof of instances of such lightning flashes of mind.
It was a tiny matter, one hardly worthy of note, but in a society where the single driving force was order and unity and equality and promptness and clocklike precision and attention to the clock, reverence of the gods of the passage of time, it was a disaster of major importance.
It was a tiny matter, one hardly worthy of note, but in a society where the single driving force was order and unity and promptness and clocklike precision and attention to the clock, reverence of the gods of the passage of time, it was a disaster of major importance.
He may succumb in the end, but he is almost always able to postpone the disaster a good deal longer than the average poor clodpate, or normal man.
A line of battalion double-company columns is most difficult to preserve in the darkness, and any confusion may lead to disaster.