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Alternative clues for the word ruin
Make a mess of
Bring to naught
Pompeii, e.g., today
Remains to be seen?
Machu Picchu, for one
Go to rack and ___
Damage beyond repair
Many an archaeological site
The Parthenon or Machu Picchu
Completely screw up
Reduce to rubble
The state of being decayed or destroyed
The process of becoming dilapidated
An event that results in destruction
Failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
Destruction achieved by wrecking something
Wrack and ___
The Colosseum, e.g.
Knock into a cocked hat
Word with wrack
Gum up the works
Status of the Colosseum
End of a certain road
Partner of wrack
Word definitions for ruin in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. verb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES as good as dead/ruined/useless etc ▪ This carpet’s as good as ruined. destroy/ruin sb’s reputation ▪ The accusation ruined her reputation and cost her the election. lay in ruins ▪ The town now lay in ruins . ruin...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ruin \Ru"in\, n. [OE. ruine, F. ruine, fr. L. ruina, fr. ruere, rutum, to fall with violence, to rush or tumble down.] The act of falling or tumbling down; fall. [Obs.] ``His ruin startled the other steeds.'' --Chapman. Such a change of anything...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (lb en countable sometimes in the plural) The remains of a destroyed or dilapidated construction, such as a house or castle. vb. 1 (context transitive English) to cause the ruin of. 2 To destroy or make something no longer usable. 3 To upset or mess...
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "act of giving way and falling down," from Old French ruine "a collapse" (14c.), and directly from Latin ruina "a collapse, a rushing down, a tumbling down" (source also of Spanish ruina , Italian rovina ), related to ruere "to rush, fall violently,...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family" [syn: ruination ] a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins" the process of becoming dilapidated [syn: dilapidation ] an event that results...
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Ruin is a Swedish publishing house, well known for high quality books, mostly translations from various languages. It was established in 1996 by Harald Hultqvist, Nils Håkanson, Carl Ehrenkrona, Jon Smedsaas and Staffan Vahlquist. Ruin has presented internationally...
Usage examples of ruin.
Yet how should he not go to Utterbol with the Damsel abiding deliverance of him there: and yet again, if they met there and were espied on, would not that ruin everything for her as well as for him?
The standards of Ishterebinth, last of the Nonmen Mansions, charged deep into a sea of abominations, leaving black-blooded ruin in their wake.
Archimages have included shielding aborigines who were in danger of being exterminated by hostile humans, and collecting and disposing of dangerous or inappropriate artifacts of the Vanished Ones that turned up in the ancient ruined cities.
When the king heard what had happened he ordered the worthy actress to leave Madrid, to prevent the duke ruining himself.
Then, outside, the addressograph began to thump again, and he had to force himself not to ruin the lines as his body tried to flinch.
I dare to make a suggestion, I would say you are adopting the best possible way to ruin yourself.
He devoted all his great energies to the advancement of the welfare of his countrymen while shrinking from public notice, and sought to lay deep and strong the foundations of government which it was supposed would rise from the ruins of the old.
Most of the blood still had not returned to his brain, he had been enjoying the afterglow of one of the most erotic, sensual interludes in his life, and this impossible woman had to pick a fight with him, ruining the moment.
Germany, under certain capitulations, obliging the prince thus chosen to govern according to law, would become an hereditary succession, perpetuated in one family, which of course must be aggrandized to the prejudice of its co-estates, and the ruin of the Germanic liberties.
The most wealthy families ruined by partial fines and confiscations, and the great body of his subjects oppressed by ingenious and aggravated taxes.
But when his pure and proper divinity had been established on the ruins of Arianism, the faith of the Catholics trembled on the edge of a precipice where it was impossible to recede, dangerous to stand, dreadful to fall and the manifold inconveniences of their creed were aggravated by the sublime character of their theology.
The ruins of the Agora had saddened him, but this new Athens was a cacophony of color and sound that surpassed imagination.
The old British fort at Akasha, relic of the Gordon relief expedition, was in ruins.
Conyngham had been in Toledo before, and knew his way to the inn under the shadow of the great Alcazar, now burnt and ruined.
Shielding his light, Alec crossed back to the ruined wall while Seregil remained in the shadows near the door.