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ruins, plural;
  1. Reduce (a building or place) to a state of decay, collapse, or disintegration
    • - a ruined castle
  2. Cause great and usually irreparable damage or harm to; have a disastrous effect on
    • - a noisy freeway has ruined village life
  3. Reduce to a state of poverty
    • - they were ruined by the highest interest rates this century
  4. Fall headlong or with a crash
    • - carriages go ruining over the brink from time to time
  1. The physical destruction or disintegration of something or the state of disintegrating or being destroyed
    • - a large white house falling into gentle ruin
  2. The remains of a building, typically an old one, that has suffered much damage or disintegration
    • - the ruins of the castle
    • - the church is a ruin now
  3. The disastrous disintegration of someone's life
    • - the ruin and heartbreak wrought by alcohol, divorce, and violence
  4. The cause of such disintegration
    • - they don't know how to say no, and that's been their ruin
  5. The complete loss of one's money and other assets
    • - the financial cost could mean ruin

  1. an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"
  2. destroy: destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
  3. a ruined building; "they explored several Roman ruins"
  4. destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
  5. bankrupt: reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
  6. dilapidation: the process of becoming dilapidated
  7. an event that results in destruction
  8. reduce to ruins; "The country lay ruined after the war"
  9. Ruin is the second album by the metal band Architects and the first to feature current vocalist Sam Carter.
  10. Professor Emil Hamilton is a fictional character in DC Comics' Superman titles. He is generally portrayed as a stereotypical absent-minded professor, with a gray beard and thick glasses and, at times, a "Mr. Wizard" type character. ...
  11. Ruin is a Swedish publishing house, well-known for high quality books, mostly translations from various languages. It was established in 1996 by Harald Hultqvist, Nils Håkanson, Carl Ehrenkrona, Jon Smedsaas and Staffan Vahlquist. ...
  12. As the Palaces Burn is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Lamb of God, released under Prosthetic Records in 2003. As the Palaces Burn received considerably more airplay than their previous effort, with three singles. The album was produced by Lamb of God and Devin Townsend. ...
  13. The Ruin is an 8th century Old English poem from the Exeter Book by an unknown author. The Exeter Book is a large book dealing with mostly Christian verse with about one-third of the extant Old English poems written in it. ...
  14. The Ruin (Руїна) is a period of Ukrainian history from the death of hetman Bohdan Khmelnitsky in 1657 and until ascension of hetman Ivan Mazepa in 1687. This period is characterised by continuous strife, civil war, and foreign intervention of Ukraine's neighbours. ...
  15. Ruins are the remains of human-made architecture: structures that were once complete, as time went by, have fallen into a state of partial or complete disrepair, due to lack of maintenance or deliberate acts of destruction. ...
  16. construction withered by time; The state of being a ruin, destroyed or decayed; Something which leads to serious troubles; to cause the ruin of; To destroy or make something no longer be able to be for good use; To mess up the plans or progress of, or to put into disarray; to spoil
  17. (Ruined) spidermej 1 year ago
  18. (ruined) Adj. Drunk, intoxicated with alcohol.
  19. (RUINS) Self-sabotage; punishment you unconsciously feel you deserve for an act or desire that causes guilt; looking back on the negative areas of your life / Failure of plans; something that is not likely to be successful; deliberately spoiling something
  20. (Ruins (Rome)) Giampaolo Macorig on Flickr
  21. (Ruins) 1) The hope of the ancient yesterday. 2) Absolute proof that the world of dreams, like the planet earth, is round. (Ruins are chiefly notable for the number of enlightened liars, called archeologists, they produce.)
  22. (Ruins) The four-toed statue, the ruins in the valley, and the Temple, can be seen as references to the fact that the Good People were once worshiped as pagan gods.
  23. (Ruins) are ancient structures built for unknown purposes by a long lost civilization, scattered throughout the world. The Quantum Refractors that power them are collected by Diggers to power modern society. Most ruins are guarded by Reaverbots designed to function within their unique environments.
  24. (Ruins) by Kevin J. Anderson