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Disaster meaning

disaster - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.
  2. 2. An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.
  3. 3. To blast by the influence of a baleful star.
  4. 4. To bring harm upon; to injure.
  5. 5. An unfortunate event; calamity.

disaster - examples of usage

  1. " It was his disaster," he said afterwards, " first to be set apart for, and then to be set apart from, that sacred employ." - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. The distress had an effect of physical ruin and disaster. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. If anything, his spirits were improved by the disaster. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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