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Definition of "disaster" []

  • An occurrence causing widespread destruction and distress; a catastrophe. (noun)
  • A grave misfortune. (noun)
  • Informal A total failure: The dinner party was a disaster. (noun)
  • Obsolete An evil influence of a star or planet. (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.

Use "disaster" in a sentence
  • "The phrase "disaster of biblical proportions" is becoming as common in the media as "war-torn country"."
  • "To see vindication and victory in disaster is just not a wise course to follow."
  • "In a single effort behind the camera Irwin Allen gave new meaning to the term disaster movie."