Complete Definition of "disaster"

see|Disaster

English

Etymology
From Italian disastro, disaster; originally meaning "unfavourable to one's stars", from dis-#Italian|dis-, bad (compare dys-), + astro, star, celestial body, from Latin astrum, from Greek astron.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-disaster.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉËstÉ(r)|-ÉËstÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. An unexpected natural or man-made catastrophe of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life or sometimes permanent change to the natural environment.
  2. An unforeseen event causing great loss, upset or unpleasantness of whatever kind.

#:The downpour and gales turned the wedding into a disaster.

  1. computing An irreparable loss of data from a database.

Translations

trans-top|unexpected catastrophe causing physical damage, etc.
Dutch: t+|nl|ramp|c
Finnish: t-|fi|onnettomuus, t-|fi|katastrofi
French: t+|fr|désastre|m
German: t-|de|Disaster|n
Greek: t|el|καÏαÏÏÏοÏή|f|sc=Grek
Hebrew: ×ס×× (ason) m
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Italian: t-|it|disastro|m
Japanese ç½å®³ (ãããã, saigai), å¤©ç½ (ã¦ããã, tensai), æ¨äº (ããã, sanji)
Spanish: t-|es|desastre|m
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trans-top|unforeseen event causing great loss, etc.
Dutch: t+|nl|ramp|c
Finnish: t-|fi|onnettomuus, t-|fi|katastrofi
French: t+|fr|désastre|m
German: t-|de|Disaster|n
Hebrew: ×ס×× (ason) m
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Italian: t-|it|disastro|m
Japanese ç½é£ (ãããªã, sainan)
Kurdish: KUchar|ÙÛÙÙâÙÙاÙ
Portuguese: t+|pt|desastre|m
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trans-top|irreparable loss of data from a database
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