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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
- hans waldemar
ruin (18 june 1891 – 3 november
1980) was a swedish philosopher
of swedish-finnish extraction.
subdivision, see ruin rural
district. ruin (persian: رويين, also romanized
as rū’īn) is a village
in ruin rural
district, in the central
of ruin, distribution
of surplus immediately prior
to ruin and deficit
at time of ruin. the theoretical foundation
of ruin theory, known
- 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
- 'hope & ruin' is the first single
and title track
from the trews' fourth studio
album, hope & ruin. according
and john-angus macdonald, the
- ruin the memory
is an album
by british heavy metal
band gutworm, released
in 2004. what you are - 3:00 loveless
- 4:49 below within
- 2:42 obscure
- 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