Definitions for ruin

Definitions for (noun) ruin

Main entry: laying waste, wrecking, ruin, ruination, ruining

Definition: destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

Main entry: ruin

Definition: a ruined building

Usage: they explored several Roman ruins

Main entry: ruin, ruination, downfall

Definition: failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

Main entry: ruin, ruination

Definition: an event that results in destruction

Main entry: dilapidation, ruin

Definition: the process of becoming dilapidated

Main entry: ruin, ruination

Definition: an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction

Usage: you have brought ruin on this entire family

Definitions for (verb) ruin

Main entry: ruin

Definition: fall into ruin

Main entry: ruin, deflower

Definition: deprive of virginity

Usage: This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village

Main entry: ruin, destroy

Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably

Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up

Main entry: ruin

Definition: reduce to ruins

Usage: The country lay ruined after the war

Main entry: bankrupt, break, smash, ruin

Definition: reduce to bankruptcy

Usage: My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!; The slump in the financial markets smashed him

Main entry: ruin

Definition: destroy or cause to fail

Usage: This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election

Visual thesaurus for ruin