destruction
noun Etymology: Middle English destruccioun, from Anglo-French destruction, from Latin destruction-, destructio, from destruere Date: 14th century 1. the state or fact of being destroyed ; ruin 2. the action or process of destroying something 3. a destroying agency

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  • destruction — [ dɛstryksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • déb. XIIe; lat. destructio ♦ Action de détruire; son résultat. 1 ♦ Action de jeter bas, de faire disparaître (une construction). Destruction d une ville par un incendie, par les bombardements. Moyens, engins de destruction …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Destruction — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Destruction Información personal …   Wikipedia Español

  • destruction — DESTRUCTION. s. f. Ruine totale. La destruction du Temple de Jérusalem. La destruction de Carthage. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit figurément De plusieurs choses. La destruction d une famille. La destruction d un État. Cela a causé la destruction de cette… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Destruction — De*struc tion, n. [L. destructio: cf. F. destruction. See {Destroy}.] 1. The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation. [1913 Webster] The Jews smote all their enemies with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Destruction — may refer to: Destruction Bay, Yukon, Canada Destruction (band), a German thrash metal band Destruction (DC Comics), one of the Endless in Neil Gaiman s comic book series The Sandman Destruction (film), a 1915 film starring Theda Bara The… …   Wikipedia

  • Destruction — Destruction …   Википедия

  • destruction — I noun abolition, annihilation, breaking down, collapse, consumption, decimation, decomposition, demolishment, demolition, devastation, dissolution, eradication, extinction, extirpation, nullification, obliteration, perdition, ruin, ruination,… …   Law dictionary

  • destruction — Destruction. s. f. v. Action de destruire. La destruction du Temple de Salomon. le Roy a ordonné la destruction des Temples des Calvinistes. Il se prend aussi fig. La destruction d une famille. la destruction d un Estat. cela a causé la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • destruction — Destruction, Disperditio, Vastitas, Vastatio, Excidium. Destruction de quelque chose que ce soit, Pernicies. La destruction du pays, Patriae interitus. Destruction des moeurs, Morum populatio. Estre cause de la destruction d une ville,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Destruction — Allgemeine Informatione …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • destruction — early 14c., from O.Fr. destruction (12c.) and directly from L. destructionem (nom. destructio) a pulling down, destruction, from pp. stem of destruere tear down (see DESTROY (Cf. destroy)) …   Etymology dictionary

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