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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·sas·ter /dɪˈzæstɚ/
 災難,天災,災害

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·as·ter, v. t.
 1. To blast by the influence of a baleful star. [Obs.]
 2. To bring harm upon; to injure. [R.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·as·ter n.
 1. An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent. [Obs.]
    Disasters in the sun.   --Shak.
 2. An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.
 But noble souls, through dust and heat,
 Rise from disaster and defeat
 The stronger.   --Longfellow.
 Syn: -- Calamity; misfortune; mishap; mischance; visitation; misadventure; ill luck. See Calamity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 disaster
      n 1: a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and
           misfortune; "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe
           for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"
           [syn: catastrophe]
      2: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole
         city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the
         earthquake was a disaster" [syn: calamity, catastrophe,
          tragedy, cataclysm]
      3: an act that has disastrous consequences