Definition of Ruins

1. Noun. (plural of ruin) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of ruin) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ruins

1. ruin [v] - See also: ruin

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruins

ruinating
ruination
ruinations
ruined
ruiner
ruiners
ruing
ruings
ruiniform
ruining
ruinings
ruinous
ruinously
ruinousness
ruinousnesses
ruins (current term)
ruitenbergite
ruizite
rukh
rukhs
rulable
rule
rule-based
rule-book
rule-books
rule-governed
rule-of-thumb
rule OK
rule against perpetuities
rule book

Literary usage of Ruins

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"A definitive determination of the position of Vinland, Markland, and Helluland depends on the discovery of Norse ruins, runic stones, or other ancient ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"From the first regular examination of these ruins, by the late Mr. Theodore Bent, in 1891, down to the year 1905, there has been, as is well known, ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1892)
"The ruins of Mashonaland, and Explorations in the Country. By J. THEODORE BENT, Esq. (Bead at the Evening Meeting, February 22nd, 1892.) Map and Plan, p. ..."

4. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"In fact, not one minute had I waited, when in glided amongst the ruins not my fair sister, but my bronzed Bengal uncle 1 A Bengal tiger would not more have ..."

5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1886)
"I arrived at Quirigua in February 1883, built a temporary house in the midst of the ruins, and remained camped there with my companions for more than three ..."

6. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1883)
"PROCEEDINGS ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY AND MONTHLY RECORD OF GEOGRAPHY. Explorations in Guatemala, and Examination of the newly-discovered Indian ruins of ..."

7. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1841)
"He had never seen them, and I hardly believed it possible they could exist, for at that place we had made special inquiries for the ruins of Copan, ..."

8. Annual Report (1873)
"At Quivira also are seen the ruins of the former Jesuit mission and of former habitations of Spanish miners. When Coronado visited this province, it was, ..."

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