Crossword clues for ruin
- Pompeii, e.g.
- 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
- Ancient remains
- Word with wrack
- Dilapidated building
- Gum up the works
- Status of the Colosseum
- End of a certain road
- Acropolis sight
- Archeologist's find
- Decaying state
- Archeological find
- Partner of wrack
- Parthenon, e.g.
- Wrack's partner
- Spoil completely
- Rack's partner
- Completely bollix
- Archeological site
- Make a mess of
- Totally botch
- ArcheologistвЂ™s site
- Break, financially
- Totally trash
- Completely botch
- Tear down
- Archaeological site
- Bring to naught
- Pompeii, e.g., today
- Render useless
- Remains to be seen?
- Machu Picchu, for one
- Go to rack and ___
- Utter collapse
- Damage beyond repair
- Leave destitute
- Make unusable
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.''
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. ``Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!''
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.
The Veian and the Gabian towers shall fall, And one promiscuous ruin cover all; Nor, after length of years, a stone betray The place where once the very ruins lay.
The labor of a day will not build up a virtuous habit on the ruins of an old and vicious character.
The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.
That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.
The errors of young men are the ruin of business.
Syn: Destruction; downfall; perdition; fall; overthrow; subversion; defeat; bane; pest; mischief.
Ruin \Ru"in\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruined;p. pr. & vb. n. Ruining.] [Cf. F. ruiner, LL. ruinare. See Ruin, n.] 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.
this mortal house I'll ruin.
By thee raised, I ruin all my foes.
The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us.
By the fireside there are old men seated,
Seeling ruined cities in the ashes.
Ruin \Ru"in\, v. i. To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish. [R.]
Though he his house of polished marble build,
Yet shall it ruin like the moth's frail cell.
If we are idle, and disturb the industrious in their
business, we shall ruin the faster.
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, collapse," from PIE *reue- (2) "to smash, knock down, tear out, dig up" (see rough (adj.)). Meaning "complete destruction of anything" is from 1670s. Ruins "remains of a decayed building or town" is from mid-15c.; the same sense was in the Latin plural noun.
1580s (transitive), from ruin (n.). Intransitive sense "fall into ruin" is from c.1600. Financial sense is attested from 1660. Related: Ruined; ruining.
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 up the plans or progress of, or to put into disarray; to spoil.
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 in destruction [syn: ruination]
v. destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up" [syn: destroy]
destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"
deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village" [syn: deflower]
fall into ruin
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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.