Definition of Wreck

1. Noun. Something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation. "Thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"

Generic synonyms: Declination, Decline



2. Verb. Smash or break forcefully. "The kid busted up the car"
Exact synonyms: Bust Up, Wrack
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Ruin
Derivative terms: Wrack, Wreckage, Wrecker, Wrecker, Wrecker, Wrecking

3. Noun. An accident that destroys a ship at sea.
Exact synonyms: Shipwreck
Generic synonyms: Accident
Specialized synonyms: Capsizing
Derivative terms: Shipwreck

4. Noun. A serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles). "They are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
Exact synonyms: Crash
Generic synonyms: Accident
Specialized synonyms: Prang
Derivative terms: Crash

5. Noun. A ship that has been destroyed at sea.
Generic synonyms: Ship

Definition of Wreck

1. v. t. & n. See 2d & 3d Wreak.

2. n. 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; shipwreck.

3. v. t. To destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck.

4. v. i. To suffer wreck or ruin.

5. v. t. & n. See 2d & 3d Wreak.

6. n. 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; shipwreck.

7. v. t. To destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck.

8. v. i. To suffer wreck or ruin.

Definition of Wreck

1. Noun. Something or someone that has been ruined. ¹

2. Noun. The remains of something that has been severely damaged or worn down. ¹

3. Noun. An event in which something is damaged through collision. ¹

4. Verb. To cause severe damage to something, to a point where it no longer works, or is useless. ¹

5. Verb. To ruin or dilapidate. ¹

6. Verb. To dismantle wrecked vehicles or other objects, to reclaim any useful parts. (''Australia)'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wreck

1. to cause the ruin of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Wreck

1. 1. 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; shipwreck. "Hard and obstinate As is a rock amidst the raging floods, 'Gainst which a ship, of succor desolate, Doth suffer wreck, both of herself and goods." (Spenser) 2. Destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence; ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train. "The wreck of matter and the crush of worlds." (Addison) "Its intellectual life was thus able to go on amidst the wreck of its political life." (J. R. Green) 3. The ruins of a ship stranded; a ship dashed against rocks or land, and broken, or otherwise rendered useless, by violence and fracture; as, they burned the wreck. 4. The remain of anything ruined or fatally injured. "To the fair haven of my native home, The wreck of what I was, fatigued I come." (Cowper) 5. Goods, etc, which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon the land by the sea. Origin: OE. Wrak, AS. Wraec exile, persecution, misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. Wrak, adj, damaged, brittle, n, a wreck, wraken to reject, throw off, Icel. Rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. Vrak refuse, a wreck, Dan. Vrag. See Wreak, and cf. Wrack a marine plant Alternative forms: wrack. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Wreck

wreath
wreath-shell
wreathe
wreathed
wreathen
wreather
wreathers
wreathes
wreathier
wreathing
wreathless
wreathlike
wreaths
wreathy
wrecche
wreck (current term)
wreck havoc
wreck of the Hesperus
wreck shop
wreckable
wreckage
wreckages
wrecked
wrecker
wrecker's yard
wreckers
wreckfish
wreckfishes
wreckful

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