Associations to the word «Ruin»

Wiktionary

RUIN, noun. (countable) (sometimes in the plural) The remains of a destroyed or dilapidated construction, such as a house or castle.
RUIN, noun. (uncountable) The state of being a ruin, destroyed or decayed.
RUIN, noun. (uncountable) Something that leads to serious trouble or destruction.
RUIN, noun. (obsolete) A fall or tumble.
RUIN, noun. A change that destroys or defeats something; destruction; overthrow.
RUIN, verb. (transitive) to cause the ruin of.
RUIN, verb. To destroy or make something no longer usable.
RUIN, verb. To upset or mess up the plans or progress of, or to put into disarray; to spoil.
RUIN PUB, noun. A bar, selling alcoholic beverages, inhabiting an old building left in a ramshackle condition; a popular style of pub in Budapest.
RUIN PUBS, noun. Plural of ruin pub

Dictionary definition

RUIN, noun. An irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family".
RUIN, noun. A ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins".
RUIN, noun. The process of becoming dilapidated.
RUIN, noun. An event that results in destruction.
RUIN, noun. Failure that results in a loss of position or reputation.
RUIN, noun. Destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined.
RUIN, verb. Destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up".
RUIN, verb. Destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election".
RUIN, verb. Reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him".
RUIN, verb. Reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war".
RUIN, verb. Deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village".
RUIN, verb. Fall into ruin.

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery