Disaster

Definition of Disaster

Dis`as´ter
n.1.An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.
Disasters in the sun.
- Shak.
2.An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.
But noble souls, through dust and heat,
Rise from disaster and defeat
The stronger.
- Longfellow.
v. t.1.To blast by the influence of a baleful star.
2.To bring harm upon; to injure.

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