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Ruin Ru"in, n. [OE. ruine, F. ruine, fr. L. ruina, fr. ruere,
rutum, to fall with violence, to rush or tumble down.]
1. The act of falling or tumbling down; fall. [Obs.] ``His
ruin startled the other steeds.' --Chapman.
2. Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely
defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction;
overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of
a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or
hopes. ``Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!' --Gray.
3. That which is fallen down and become worthless from injury
or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the
plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or
desolate house, fortress, city, or the like.
The Veian and the Gabian towers shall fall, And one
promiscuous ruin cover all; Nor, after length of
years, a stone betray The place where once the very
ruins lay. --Addison.
The labor of a day will not build up a virtuous
habit on the ruins of an old and vicious character.
4. The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or
worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.
5. That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.
The errors of young men are the ruin of business.
Syn: Destruction; downfall; perdition; fall; overthrow;
subversion; defeat; bane; pest; mischief.
- for other
uses of ruin and ruins, see ruins
(disambiguation). 'ruined' redirects
here. for the play by lynn nottage, see ruined
(play). for the ep by
- man's ruin records
was an independent record
by bay area artist frank
the 1994 release
of man's ruin's first
of ruin, distribution
of surplus immediately prior
to ruin and deficit
at time of ruin. the theoretical foundation
of ruin theory, known
subdivision, see ruin rural
district. ruin (persian: رويين, also romanized
as rū’īn) is a village
in ruin rural
district, in the central
- road to ruin, or the road to ruin may refer
to: road to ruin (ramones album), the 1978 album
by the ramones
road to ruin (the mr. t experience
- 'long road to ruin' is the second single
from the foo fighters' sixth studio album
echoes, silence, patience
& grace. the music video
- 'hope & ruin' is the first single
and title track
from the trews' fourth studio
album, hope & ruin. according
and john-angus macdonald, the
- rage and ruin is a 2010 album
barnes. jon o'brien from allmusic
said: 'after tackling
old-school r&b, country-roots, and memphis
soul on his
- ruin rural district
(persian: دهستان روئين) is a rural district
(dehestan) in the central district
county, north khorasan