Dictionary Results for ruin


1. ruin - noun

· an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"

Synonym(s): ruination

Hypernym(s): devastation, desolation




2. ruin - noun

· a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins"

Hypernym(s): building, edifice




3. ruin - noun

· the process of becoming dilapidated

Synonym(s): dilapidation

Hypernym(s): decay




4. ruin - noun

· an event that results in destruction

Synonym(s): ruination

Hypernym(s): destruction, demolition, wipeout




5. ruin - noun

· failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

Synonym(s): downfall, ruination

Hypernym(s): failure




6. ruin - noun

· destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

Synonym(s): laying_waste, ruining, ruination, wrecking

Hypernym(s): destruction, devastation




7. ruin - verb

· destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"

Synonym(s): destroy




8. ruin - verb

· destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

Hypernym(s): thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk




9. ruin - verb

· reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"

Synonym(s): bankrupt, break, smash

Hypernym(s): impoverish




10. ruin - verb

· reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"

Hypernym(s): lay_waste_to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge




11. ruin - verb

· deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"

Synonym(s): deflower

Hypernym(s): copulate, mate, pair, couple




12. ruin - verb

· fall into ruin

Hypernym(s): decay, crumble, dilapidate





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