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disasters, plural;
  1. A sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage or loss of life
    • - 159 people died in the disaster
    • - disaster struck within minutes of takeoff
  2. Denoting a genre of films that use natural or accidental catastrophe as the mainspring of plot and setting
    • - a disaster movie
  3. An event or fact that has unfortunate consequences
    • - a string of personal disasters
    • - reduced legal aid could spell financial disaster
  4. A person, act, or thing that is a failure
    • - my perm is a total disaster

  1. catastrophe: 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. calamity: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
  3. an act that has disastrous consequences
  4. A disaster is a perceived tragedy, being either a natural calamity or man-made catastrophe. It is a hazard which has come to fruition. A hazard, in turn, is a situation which poses a level of threat to life, health, property, or that may deleteriously affect society or an environment.
  5. Disaster!: A Major Motion Picture Ride...Starring You! is an attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Set on a soundstage of a fictitious movie company, Disaster! Studios, Disaster! ...
  6. Disaster is the second album of the Pennsylvania rock band Katsu. Disaster was recorded from August - October 2003 in Danville, Pennsylvania, and was released in the United States in 2004.
  7. (The Disasters) Roger Miret and the Disasters is a street punk group formed by Agnostic Front frontman Roger Miret.
  8. An unexpected natural or man-made catastrophe of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life or sometimes permanent change to the natural environment; An unforeseen event causing great loss, upset or unpleasantness of whatever kind
  9. (Disasters) manifest as hazards exacerbating vulnerable conditions and exceeding individuals' and communities' means to survive and thrive.
  10. A large emergency event that is beyond the community&#187 s ability to address within its own and mutual aid resources.
  11. a serious disruption of the functioning of society, posing a significant, widespread threat to human life, health, property or the environment, whether caused by accident, nature or human activity, and whether developing suddenly or as the result of complex, long-term processes
  12. A disaster is said to have occurred when the normal community and organisational arrangements cannot cope with a hazard impact.
  13. An unexpected event or series of events that leads to a disruption of normal business function. Examples of disasters include a natural disaster (such as an earthquake), an isolated event (such as a fire), or a hacking incident that brings down an organization's network.
  14. An event that demands a crisis response beyond the scope of any single line agency or service (e.g., beyond the scope of just the police department, fire department, etc.) and that presents a threat to a community or larger area. A disaster requires resources beyond what are available locally.
  15. A hazard might lead to a disaster. A disaster by itself is an impact of a hazard on a community or area – usually defined as an event that overwhelms that capacity to cope with.
  16. vp. What happened to the lady who backed into a propellor
  17. any occurrence that causes damage, ecological destruction, loss of human lives, or deterioration of health and health services on a scale sufficient to warrant an extraordinary response from outside the affected community area
  18. A serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society causing widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses which exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.
  19. An unexpected occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress, and having long-term adverse effects on Agency operations.
  20. A halfpipe lip trick where the boarder lands with the coping perpendicular to the snowboard.
  21. a manifestation of an interaction between extreme physical or natural phenomena and a vulnerable human group that results in general disruption and destruction, loss of life and livelihood and injury (Tilling, Volcanic Hazards, fig. 1.1, p. 3)
  22. Situations which cause massive loss of life or economic damage. Natural disasters include droughts, earthquakes and floods.
  23. An occurrence of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human-caused event that has resulted in severe property damage, deaths, and/or multiple injuries.
  24. A catastrophic event that overwhelms the capabilities of an organization.
  25. n. Conflict and catastrophe-free 24 hour news cycle.