Definitions for

Overview of noun disaster

The noun disaster has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (7) catastrophe, disaster

(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")

2. (7) calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm

(an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster")

3. (1) disaster

(an act that has disastrous consequences) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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