Disaster meaning

dĭ-zăstər, -săs-
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The definition of a disaster is an event, often sudden, that causes great damage or devastation.

An example of disaster is a tsunami.

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Any happening that causes great harm or damage; serious or sudden misfortune; calamity.
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A total failure.

The dinner party was a disaster.

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An utter failure.

His latest novel is a disaster.

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An evil influence of a star or planet.
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Origin of disaster

  • French désastre from Italian disastro dis- pejorative pref. (from Latin dis- dis–) astro star (from Latin astrum) (from Greek astron ster-3 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition