Definition of "destruction" []

  • The act of destroying. (noun)
  • The condition of having been destroyed. (noun)
  • The cause or means of destroying: weapons that could prove to be the destruction of humankind. (noun)
  • The act of destroying or state of being destroyed; demolition (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A cause of ruin or means of destroying (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "destruction" in a sentence
  • "Pache, whose home was razed 10 times, jokes that the destruction is the only government service he can count on."
  • "This destruction is the reason silver is becoming scarce."
  • "Little hope seems to be offered that this destruction is anything other than complete, an effect implied in part by a shift in the tone of the free indirect discourse which has established the narrative viewpoint of Nineteen Eighty-Four."