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As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land, I was born in one of the cities of the Exile.
Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Meaning of "catastrophe" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CATASTROPHE

From Greek katastrophē, from katastrephein to overturn, from strephein to turn.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CATASTROPHE

catastrophe  [kəˈtæstrəfɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATASTROPHE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Catastrophe is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CATASTROPHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Catastrophe

A catastrophe is an extremely large-scale disaster, a horrible event. The term may also refer to: ▪ The mathematical catastrophe theory by the French mathematician René Thom. ▪ Catastrophe, a non-fiction book by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann ▪ Catastrophe, the climax and resolution of a plot in ancient Greek drama and poetry ▪ Catastrophe, the main antagonist in The Secret Files of the Spy DogsCatastrophe, a 1982 short play by Samuel Beckett ▪ Catastrophe, a five-part science series on Channel 4 ▪ The Catastrophe, a Greek name for the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey ▪ Catastrophic failure, complete failure of a system from which recovery is impossible ▪ Catastrophic, rock band featuring Trevor Peres ▪ In mathematics, the object of study in catastrophe theory. ▪ The Nakba, the 1948 expulsion of Palestinians from their homes...

Definition of catastrophe in the English dictionary

The first definition of catastrophe in the dictionary is a sudden, extensive, or notable disaster or misfortune. Other definition of catastrophe is the denouement of a play, esp a classical tragedy. Catastrophe is also a final decisive event, usually causing a disastrous end.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATASTROPHE


amyotrophy
ˌæmɪˈɒtrəfɪ
anastrophe
əˈnæstrəfɪ
antistrophe
ænˈtɪstrəfɪ
apostrophe
əˈpɒstrəfɪ
atrophy
ˈætrəfɪ
cacotrophy
kæˈkɒtrəfɪ
dystrophy
ˈdɪstrəfɪ
ecocatastrophe
ˌiːkəʊkəˈtæstrəfɪ
epistrophe
ɪˈpɪstrəfɪ
eutrophy
ˈjuːtrəfɪ
exstrophy
ˈɛkstrəfɪ
heterostrophy
hetəˈrɒstrəfɪ
heterotrophy
ˌhɛtəˈrɒtrəfɪ
hypertrophy
haɪˈpɜːtrəfɪ
hypostrophe
haɪˈpɒstrəfɪ
leukodystrophy
ˌluːkəʊˈdɪstrəfɪ
lipodystrophy
ˌlɪpəʊˈdɪstrəfɪ
monostrophe
mɒˈnɒstrəfɪ
oligotrophy
ˌɒlɪˈɡɒtrəfɪ
paedotrophy
piːˈdɒtrəfɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATASTROPHE

catapultic
catapultier
cataract
cataractous
catarhine
catarrh
catarrhal
catarrhally
catarrhine
catarrhous
catasta
catastasis
catastrophe theory
catastrophic
catastrophically
catastrophism
catastrophist
catatonia
catatonic
catatonically

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATASTROPHE

acalephe
all the
apache
Arc de Triomphe
bathyscaphe
breathe
cache
Christophe
coryphe
fiche
he
limitrophe
Marche
mesoscaphe
microfiche
philosophe
raphe
she
strophe
the

Synonyms and antonyms of catastrophe in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CATASTROPHE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «catastrophe» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of catastrophe

Translation of «catastrophe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATASTROPHE

Find out the translation of catastrophe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of catastrophe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «catastrophe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大灾难
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

catástrofe
570 millions of speakers

English

catastrophe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तबाही
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَكْبَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

катастрофа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

catástrofe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিপর্যয়কারী ঘটনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

catastrophe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Malapetaka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Katastrophe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大災害
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대참사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

musibah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tai họa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேரழிவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आपत्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

afet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

catastrofe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

katastrofa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

катастрофа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

catastrofă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταστροφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

katastrofe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

katastrof
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

katastrofe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of catastrophe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATASTROPHE»

The term «catastrophe» is very widely used and occupies the 21.011 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATASTROPHE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «catastrophe» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «catastrophe» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about catastrophe

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10 QUOTES WITH «CATASTROPHE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word catastrophe.
1
Lord Acton
If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh.
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Shmuel Yosef Agnon
As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land, I was born in one of the cities of the Exile.
3
Muammar al-Gaddafi
We have been terrorised by what happened in America and we express our condolences to the American people who suffered from this unexpected catastrophe and a new world war.
4
Iyad Allawi
We see an extensive program of dismantling state institutions... These are ingredients for catastrophe.
5
R. W. Apple, Jr.
The sense of national catastrophe is inevitably heightened in a television age, when the whole country participates in it.
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Richard Bausch
In every circumstance, all my life, my mind shows me the possible bad outcome: someone walks down steps, and before I can do anything to head the image off, I see a fall, a catastrophe.
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Richard Ben-Veniste
No connection between Iraq and the 9/11 catastrophe.
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Richard Ben-Veniste
Well, our concern has to do with the period prior to 9/11, up to and including the catastrophe that occurred. And thank goodness, we're not obliged to make assessments of what's going on now and deal with these current events.
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Richard Rodney Bennett
I was a catastrophe at Science and Games, but the good thing about Quaker schools is that they encourage you in those subjects for which you show an aptitude.
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Robert Cailliau
There was a time when the community that was on the Net was homogenous and civilized. Now it's not. We're in the middle of chaos. It may calm down. But the alternative is that there's a total meltdown of the system and that it becomes unusable. That would be a catastrophe.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATASTROPHE»

Discover the use of catastrophe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to catastrophe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
This is a vivid new portrait of how a continent became embroiled in war and what befell millions of men and women in a conflict that would change everything.
Max Hastings, 2013
2
Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom ...
This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives.”—Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of ...
Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2013
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Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of the Modern ...
In the book's final chapters, Keys delves into the mystery at the heart of this global catastrophe: Why did it happen? The answer, at once surprising and definitive, holds chilling implications for our own precarious geopolitical future.
David Keys, 2000
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Catastrophe
How Ted Kennedy Jr. is exploiting his father's health care power. "This is no time for apathy or alienation or hopelessness," Morris and McGann remind us. "It's a time for action." And that action must begin now—before it's too late.
Dick Morris, Eileen McGann, 2009
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A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, ...
A vivid retelling of the presidential election campaign between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson describes the fierce rivalry that was called "America's Second Revolution" and reveals the pivotal roles played by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron ...
Edward J. Larson, 2007
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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Climate Change - Is Time ...
Exploring the relationship between what we know and what we refuse to know, Elizabeth Kolbert takes us on an urgent journey from the Arctic to Central America, interviewing researchers, environmentalists and traditional Inuits whose lives ...
Elizabeth Kolbert, 2012
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An Introduction to Catastrophe Theory
The aim of this book is to make it possible for anyone with a comparatively modest background in mathematics - no more than is usually included in a first year university course for students not specialising in the subject - to understand ...
Peter Timothy Saunders, 1980
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Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in ...
Developing the notion of dreamworld as both a poetic description of a collectivemental state and an analytical concept, Susan Buck-Morss attempts to come to terms with massdreamworlds at the moment of their passing.
Susan Buck-Morss, 2002
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Catastrophe Modeling: A New Approach to Managing Risk
'This book fills a critical need in setting forth the role of modern risk analysis in managing catastrophe risk. There is no comparable reference work for this important subject area. The book is well written and well organized.
Patricia Grossi, Howard Kunreuther, 2006
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Catastrophe Remembered: Palestine, Israel and the Internal ...
Documents the experiences of the minority Palestinians who remained behind in Israel after the 1948 war.
Nur Masalha, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATASTROPHE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term catastrophe is used in the context of the following news items.
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'No depiction of catastrophe will ever make up for a 100 years of …
Last week, renowned Canadian film director Atom Egoyan was in Turkey for the first time. Although he had received many invitations from film ... «Asbarez Armenian News, Jul 15»
2
Edmonton's Metro LRT line a ''green'' catastrophe
Edmonton's Metro LRT line a ''green'' catastrophe. 0. lorne gunter. By Lorne Gunter , Postmedia Network. First posted: Monday, July 06, 2015 ... «Edmonton Sun, Jul 15»
3
CRU GROUP (Catastrophe Response Unit) Opens Dallas, TX Office
DALLAS, TEXAS - CRU Group, a Toronto, Canada based claims adjustment and management firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its ... «Canadian Underwriter, Jul 15»
4
Inside Amazon's edgy romantic comedy Catastrophe with Rob …
So begins this Catastrophe, Amazon's fantastically frank romantic comedy starring (and created by) the Twitter-famous comedian Rob Delaney ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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“No one is making them stop”: Why corporations outsource …
"No one is making them stop": Why corporations outsource catastrophe -- and A relative holds up a picture of a garment worker in front of the ... «Salon, Jul 15»
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Yemen faces major catastrophe amid UN inaction: Academic
Why does there seem to be so little action or a lot of inaction by the United Nations when dealing with this humanitarian catastrophe that is ... «Press TV, Jul 15»
7
Banks Staying Shut Would Be 'Catastrophe': Maraggelis
A failure by Greek banks to open on Tuesday would be a "catastrophe," according to Emmanuel Maraggelis, managing director of Athenian ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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Impact Forecasting calls for more industry-wide catastrophe
The insurance industry can gain the most useful risk management insights from catastrophe models by collaborating to innovate, suggests Aon ... «Canadian Underwriter, Jul 15»
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Our Greek referendum offers catastrophe or absolute catastrophe
So we get to choose today. Some choice – between a catastrophe and an absolute catastrophe. But at least now we appear to be arriving at a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
Calls for unity to fight 'climate catastrophe'
CALLS have been made for collaboration within Asean and beyond to try to limit the rise of world temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius - to avoid ... «The Nation, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Catastrophe [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/catastrophe>. Nov 2019 ».
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