\ɹˈɛk], \ɹˈɛk], \ɹ_ˈɛ_k]\
Definitions of WRECK
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- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
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- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
The destruction of a vessel by being driven on the shore, upon rocks, or by foundering; the ruins of a ship stranded; a ship dashed against rocks or land, and broken, or otherwise rendered useless by violence and fracture; dissolution by violence; ruin; destruction; the remains of anything ruined; dead weeds and grass; goods, &c., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon land by the sea; the vessel in which ores are washed the the third time.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
The destruction of a vessel by being driven ashore, dashed against rocks, foundered by stress of weather, or the like; shipwreck; the ruins of a ship stranded; a vessel dashed against rocks or land, and broken or otherwise destroyed or totally crippled or injured by violence and fracture; any ship or goods driven ashore or found deserted at sea in an unmanageable condition; specifically, in law, goods, etc. which, after a shipwreck, have been thrown ashore by the sea, as distinguished from flotsam, jetsam, and ligan. goods cast on shore after shipwreck belong to the government, or in some cases to the owner of the land, if not claimed within a certain time: destruction or ruin generally; dissolution, especially by violence; "His country's wreck."-Shak.; "The wreck of matter and the crush of worlds."-Addison: the remains of anything destroyed, ruined, or fatally injured; as, he is reduced to a mere wreck, he is but the wreck of his former self.
To destroy or cast away as a vessel, by violence, collision, or the like; to drive against the shore or dash against rocks and break or destroy: to cause to suffer shipwreck-said of a person; as a wrecked sailor; "A pilot's thumb, wreck'd as he was coming home.â€-Shak.: to ruin or destroy generally, physically or morally; or financially, as a bank.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. [Dutch] Destruction; ruin; desolation;-specifically, the destruction or injury of a vessel by being cast on shore or on rocks, or by being disabled or sunk by the force of winds or waves;-the ruins of a ship stranded or otherwise rendered useless by violence and facture;-the remains of any thing ruined; dead weeds and grass;-goods, which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea;-any thing in a state of ruin or decay;- a person worn out by disease, dissipation.