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.
n 1: termination by an act of destruction [syn: devastation]
2: an event (or the result of an event) that completely
destroys something [syn: demolition, wipeout]
3: a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called
glorious experiment came to an inglorious end" [syn: end,
in Job 26:6, 28:22 (Heb. abaddon) is sheol, the realm of the