Disaster

  • 1 Disaster! — Disaster: A Major Motion Picture Ride...Starring You Entrance to Disaster!: A Major Motion Picture Ride...Starring You! at Universal Studios Florid …

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  • 2 Disaster — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Disaster Información personal Origen Melipilla,  Chile …

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  • 3 disaster — di‧sas‧ter [dɪˈzɑːstə ǁ dɪˈzæstər] noun [countable, uncountable] 1. a sudden event such as a flood, storm, or accident which causes great damage or suffering: • 100 people died in the mining disaster. • Hurricane Katrina was the worst natural… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 disaster — disaster, calamity, catastrophe, cataclysm are comparable when they denote an event or situation that is regarded as a terrible misfortune. A disaster is an unforeseen mischance or misadventure (as a shipwreck, a serious railroad accident, or the …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Disaster — Dis*as ter, n. [F. d[ e]sastre; pref. d[ e]s (L. dis ) + astre star, fr. L. astrum; a word of astrological origin. See {Aster}, {Astral}, {Star}.] 1. An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 disaster — I noun adversity, affliction, bale, bane, blight, blunder, breakdown, brutum fulmen, calamitas, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, clades, collapse, contretemps, crushing reverse, deabacle, devastation, downfall, emergency, extremity,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 disaster — [di zas′tər, dizäs′tər; ] also [ dis as′tər, disäs′tər] n. [OFr desastre < It disastro < L dis + astrum < Gr astron (see ASTRAL), star: from astrological notions: cf. ILL STARRED] any happening that causes great harm or damage; serious… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Disaster — Dis*as ter, v. t. 1. To blast by the influence of a baleful star. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring harm upon; to injure. [R.] Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 disaster — 1590s, from M.Fr. désastre (1560s), from It. disastro ill starred, from dis , here merely pejorative (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + astro star, planet, from L. astrum, from Gk. astron (see STAR (Cf. star)). The sense is astrological, of a calamity blamed …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 disaster — [n] accident, trouble act of God*, adversity, affliction, bad luck, bad news*, bale, bane, blight, blow, bust, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, collapse, collision, crash, debacle, defeat, depression, emergency, exigency, failure, fall …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 disaster — ► NOUN 1) a sudden accident or a natural catastrophe that causes great damage or loss of life. 2) an event or fact leading to ruin or failure. ORIGIN Italian disastro ill starred event , from Latin astrum star …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Disaster — For other uses, see Disaster (disambiguation). Ruins from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in United States history A disaster is a natural or man made hazard that has come to fruition, resulting …

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  • 13 disaster — noun 1 bad event/situation ADJECTIVE ▪ awful, big, catastrophic, devastating, enormous (esp. AmE), great, horrible, huge, large scale (esp. AmE) …

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  • 14 disaster — di|sas|ter W3S2 [dıˈza:stə US dıˈzæstər] n [U and C] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: désastre, from Italian disastro, from astro star (from the idea of luck coming from the stars)] 1.) a sudden event such as a flood, storm, or accident which… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 disaster — n. 1) to cause a disaster 2) to experience, meet, suffer (a) disaster 3) to court disaster 4) to cope with; recover from (a) disaster 5) to avert (a) disaster 6) a catastrophic, devastating, major, tragic, unqualified disaster 7) an impending;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 disaster — 01. Over 200 people were killed in a [disaster] in southwestern India this morning when a train collided with a tour bus. 02. The governor is visiting the site of the [disastrous] tornado which destroyed this small town in Southern Texas. 03. The …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 disaster */*/ — UK [dɪˈzɑːstə(r)] / US [dɪˈzæstər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms disaster : singular disaster plural disasters 1) something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people A series of disasters forced the… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 disaster — dis|as|ter [ dı zæstər ] noun count or uncount ** something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people: A series of disasters forced the company to close down. a natural disaster: Protect your property from natural… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 disaster — [[t]dɪzɑ͟ːstə(r), zæ̱s [/t]] ♦♦♦ disasters 1) N COUNT A disaster is a very bad accident such as an earthquake or a plane crash, especially one in which a lot of people are killed. It was the second air disaster in the region in less than two… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 disaster — noun (C, U) 1 a sudden event such as a flood, storm, or accident which causes great damage or suffering: 108 people died in the mining disaster. | natural disaster (=caused by nature, not by an accident): The 1987 hurricane was the worst natural… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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