browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
debris

more about debris

debris


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  D'ebris  \D['e]`bris"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  pref.  d['e]-  (L.  dis)  + 
  briser  to  break,  shatter;  perh.  of  Celtic  origin.] 
  1.  (Geol.)  Broken  and  detached  fragments,  taken  collectively; 
  especially,  fragments  detached  from  a  rock  or  mountain, 
  and  piled  up  at  the  base. 
 
  2.  Rubbish,  especially  such  as  results  from  the  destruction 
  of  anything  remains;  ruins. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  debris 
  n  :  the  remains  of  something  that  has  been  destroyed  or  broken 
  up  [syn:  {dust},  {junk},  {rubble},  {detritus}] 




more about debris