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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Destruction  \De*struc"tion\,  n.  [L.  destructio:  cf  F. 
  destruction.  See  {Destroy}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  destroying;  a  tearing  down  a  bringing  to 
  naught;  subversion;  demolition;  ruin;  slaying; 
  devastation. 
 
  The  Jews  smote  all  their  enemies  with  the  stroke  of 
  the  sword,  and  slaughter,  and  destruction.  --Esth. 
  ix  5. 
 
  'Tis  safer  to  be  that  which  we  destroy  Than  by 
  destruction  dwell  in  doubtful  joy.  --Shak. 
 
  Destruction  of  venerable  establishment.  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  destroyed,  demolished,  ruined,  slain, 
  or  devastated. 
 
  This  town  came  to  destruction.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Thou  castedst  them  down  into  destruction.  --Ps. 
  lxxiii.  18. 
 
  2.  A  destroying  agency;  a  cause  of  ruin  or  of  devastation;  a 
  destroyer. 
 
  The  destruction  that  wasteth  at  noonday.  --Ps.  xci. 
  6. 
 
  Syn:  Demolition;  subversion;  overthrow;  desolation; 
  extirpation;  extinction;  devastation;  downfall; 
  extermination;  havoc;  ruin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  destruction 
  n  1:  termination  by  an  act  of  destruction  [syn:  {devastation}] 
  2:  an  event  that  destroys  something  [syn:  {demolition}] 
  3:  a  final  state;  "he  came  to  a  bad  end";  "the  so-called 
  glorious  experiment  came  to  an  inglorious  end"  [syn:  {end}, 
  {death}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Destruction 
  in  Job  26:6,  28:22  (Heb.  abaddon)  is  sheol,  the  realm  of  the 
  dead. 
 




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