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Meaning of "ruin" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RUIN

From Old French ruine, from Latin ruīna a falling down, from ruere to fall violently.
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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 RUIN

ruin  [ˈruːɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RUIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ruin is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb ruin in English.

WHAT DOES RUIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ruin

Ruins

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. Natural disaster, war and depopulation are the most common root causes, with many structures becoming progressively derelict over time due to long-term weathering and scavenging. There are famous ruins all over the world, from ancient sites in China, the Indus valley and Judea to Zimbabwe in Africa, ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman sites in the Mediterranean basin, and Incan and Mayan sites in the Americas. Ruins are of great importance to historians, archaeologists and anthropologists, whether they were once individual fortifications, places of worship, houses and utility buildings, or entire villages, towns and cities. Many ruins have become UNESCO World Heritage Sites in recent years, to identify and preserve them as areas of outstanding value to humanity.

Definition of ruin in the English dictionary

The first definition of ruin in the dictionary is destroyed or decayed building or town. Other definition of ruin is the state or condition of being destroyed or decayed. Ruin is also loss of wealth, position, etc, or something that causes such loss; downfall.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RUIN

PRESENT

Present
I ruin
you ruin
he/she/it ruins
we ruin
you ruin
they ruin
Present continuous
I am ruining
you are ruining
he/she/it is ruining
we are ruining
you are ruining
they are ruining
Present perfect
I have ruined
you have ruined
he/she/it has ruined
we have ruined
you have ruined
they have ruined
Present perfect continuous
I have been ruining
you have been ruining
he/she/it has been ruining
we have been ruining
you have been ruining
they have been ruining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I ruined
you ruined
he/she/it ruined
we ruined
you ruined
they ruined
Past continuous
I was ruining
you were ruining
he/she/it was ruining
we were ruining
you were ruining
they were ruining
Past perfect
I had ruined
you had ruined
he/she/it had ruined
we had ruined
you had ruined
they had ruined
Past perfect continuous
I had been ruining
you had been ruining
he/she/it had been ruining
we had been ruining
you had been ruining
they had been ruining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will ruin
you will ruin
he/she/it will ruin
we will ruin
you will ruin
they will ruin
Future continuous
I will be ruining
you will be ruining
he/she/it will be ruining
we will be ruining
you will be ruining
they will be ruining
Future perfect
I will have ruined
you will have ruined
he/she/it will have ruined
we will have ruined
you will have ruined
they will have ruined
Future perfect continuous
I will have been ruining
you will have been ruining
he/she/it will have been ruining
we will have been ruining
you will have been ruining
they will have been ruining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would ruin
you would ruin
he/she/it would ruin
we would ruin
you would ruin
they would ruin
Conditional continuous
I would be ruining
you would be ruining
he/she/it would be ruining
we would be ruining
you would be ruining
they would be ruining
Conditional perfect
I would have ruin
you would have ruin
he/she/it would have ruin
we would have ruin
you would have ruin
they would have ruin
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been ruining
you would have been ruining
he/she/it would have been ruining
we would have been ruining
you would have been ruining
they would have been ruining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ruin
we let´s ruin
you ruin
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ruin
Past participle
ruined
Present Participle
ruining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RUIN


bruin
ˈbruːɪn
cerulein
sɪˈruːliːɪn
fleein´
ˈfliːɪn
haematein
ˌhiːməˈtiːɪn
hematein
ˌhiːməˈtiːɪn
hordein
ˈhɔːdiːɪn
kallikrein
ˌkælɪˈkriːɪn
lawin
ˈlɔːɪn
lawing
ˈlɔːɪn
ouabain
ˈwɑːbɑːɪn
phycophaein
ˌfaɪkəʊˈfiːɪn
tyiyn
ˈtiːɪn
zein
ˈziːɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RUIN

ruggy
ruglike
rugola
rugosa
rugose
rugosely
rugosity
rugous
rugulose
Ruhr
Ruhrgebiet
ruinable
ruinate
ruination
ruined
ruiner
ruinous
ruinously
ruinousness
ruins

WORDS THAT END LIKE RUIN

Alcuin
Algonquin
baldaquin
Bedouin
Beduin
Beguin
blue penguin
emperor penguin
Gauguin
harlequin
king penguin
mannequin
maroquin
mesquin
palanquin
penguin
quin
ramequin
sequin
Tarquin

Synonyms and antonyms of ruin in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RUIN»

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

Translation of «ruin» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RUIN

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

Translator English - Chinese

破产
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ruina
570 millions of speakers

English

ruin
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बर्बाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إفْلاس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

крах
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ruína
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সর্বনাশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ruine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kehancuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ruine
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

荒廃
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

파산
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngrusak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phá sản
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழிவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

harabe
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rovina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ruina
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

руйнування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ruinare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ερείπιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ondergang
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ruin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ruin
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ruin

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RUIN»

The term «ruin» is very widely used and occupies the 12.695 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RUIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ruin» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ruin» 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 ruin

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10 QUOTES WITH «RUIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ruin.
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Berenice Abbott
There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.
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Amy Adams
Most of the time it's the parents who recognise me. They try to tell their kids, 'Look, it's Giselle,' and I say, 'No, no, no, don't ruin this for them,' because I'm usually standing there with my hair sideways and no make-up on. And the kid is saying, 'That is not Giselle. No way. That is some worn-out girl who really needs a bath.'
3
Aeschylus
You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense.
4
Muammar al-Gaddafi
Nations whose nationalism is destroyed are subject to ruin.
5
Moran Atias
Take responsibility and make a relationship the best it can be. We're all afraid of being hurt. Get rid of that fear. Be in the moment and enjoy the relationship - or you'll ruin it.
6
Bob Beamon
Basketball is big stuff in New York. If you're good in it, everybody respects you. Nobody would want to ruin your shooting eye or your shooting arm.
7
Melissa Bean
Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data. In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings, wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
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Josh Billings
Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
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Giordano Bruno
See how fortune deludes us, and that which we put carefully into her hands, she either breaks or lets it fall from her hands, or causes it to be removed by the violence of another, or suffocates and poisons, or taints with suspicion, fear and jealousy to the great hurt and ruin of the possessor.
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Fanny Burney
Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RUIN»

Discover the use of ruin in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ruin and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free
This is not so much a book about Why God allows suffering or even How we should approach suffering—it is a book about the tremendously liberating and gloriously counterintuitive truth of a God who suffers with you and for you.
Tullian Tchividjian, 2012
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How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
When sixteen-year-old Amy, a spoiled American, goes to Israel for a three-month summer vacation with a father she barely knows, she is not prepared for his Jewish family and the changes they bring about in her life.
Simone Elkeles, 2010
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Insurance Risk and Ruin
Ideal for a first course in insurance risk theory. Includes numerous worked examples and exercises for which solutions are provided.
David C. M. Dickson, 2005
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How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation
Spoiled Amy Nelson-Barak is excited about going to see her boyfriend, who is in the Israeli Army, until Amy learns that she has to take basic training and her boyfriend is going to be her commanding officer.
Simone Elkeles, 2010
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Ruin
This work is of our time for our time, a collection which expresses the anxieties and aspirations of all those who resist the dark forces shaking our world.
Roberta Lowing, 2010
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Ruin
This confident, intense debut speaks of ruined childhoods with both terror and tenderness.
Cynthia Cruz, 2006
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Reservations to Un-Human Rights Treaties: Ratify and Ruin?
FOREWORD.
Elizabeth Lijnzaad, 1995
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How to Ruin My Teenage Life
Living with her Israeli father in Chicago, seventeen-year-old Amy Nelson-Barak feels like a walking disaster, worried about her "non-boyfriend" in the Israeli army, her mother, new stepfather, and the baby they are expecting, a new boy ...
Simone Elkeles, 2011
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Gods of Ruin: A Political Thriller
Set a decade in the future, this thriller serves as a stark reminder of what can happen when liberty is overlooked in pursuit of security, and offers a glimpse at the potential solution.
Jsb Morse, 2010
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How to Ruin Your Life By 30: Nine Surprisingly Everyday ...
By taking a look at 9 common, everyday mistakes, which most of us have an opportunity to make on a regular basis, Steve Farrar speaks with wisdom and wit in this short book that serves as a wake up call we should all take.
Steve Farrar, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RUIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ruin is used in the context of the following news items.
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Will Rain Ruin Fourth of July Fireworks In Phoenixville?
Will Rain Ruin Fourth of July Fireworks In Phoenixville? There is a chance of showers over the weekend. Will it ruin your plans? Check your local forecast here. «Patch.com, Jul 15»
2
Shamrock responds to Rogan's fight fixing speculation: You can ruin
That could literally ruin somebody's career. That's like me going out there and telling his wife that he cheated on his wife, yet I don't have any proof, but someone ... «Bloody Elbow, Jun 15»
3
iZombie Sneak Peek: Will Liv Ruin Ravi's Date with Peyton?
On Tuesday's episode, Ravi (Rahul Kohli) finally gets that much-anticipated date with Peyton (Alyson Michalka). But just in time for the big night, Liv (Rose ... «TV Guide, May 15»
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Cannes Review: 'Blue Ruin' Director Jeremy Saulnier Scores Again …
When writer-director Jeremy Saulnier's sophomore feature "Blue Ruin" debuted at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, it caused quite the stir. While much of that ... «Indie Wire, May 15»
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Mega Buzz: What Will Ruin Kono and Adam's Wedding on Hawaii …
So what will ruin the big day? Let's just say that even though his nemesis Wo Fat is out of the picture, Adam's ties to the Yakuza remain. "Wo Fat was a thorn in ... «TV Guide, Apr 15»
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Photos show now-abandoned NASCAR track laying in ruin
WILKESBORO, N.C. — It was open for 64 years, but lays in ruin just four years after it closed. 'Certain parts of America decline so fast these days, they should ... «Q13 FOX, Mar 15»
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Heidi Montag Forgives Lauren Conrad For "Trying to Ruin My Life …
It's been almost eight years since Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag's friendship dissolved before our very eyes on The Hills. Though the details remained vague ... «Us Magazine, Feb 15»
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Marina & The Diamonds' New Music Video Will "Ruin" You
Bubbly but bittersweet, Marina and the Diamonds' "I'm A Ruin" isn't about a life being ruined, but the one who will ruin another. It's a theme that was exploited ... «Refinery29, Feb 15»
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New Music: Marina and the Diamonds - "I'm A Ruin" [Full Version]
Another 'froot' has fell off the tree. But it wasn't its time to drop yet. Marina and the Diamonds was scheduled to release a new track from her forthcoming third ... «Music and Lyrics, Jan 15»
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Shep Smith wonders: Is America about to “ruin” Cuba? An error …
I first heard of this when John Podhoretz tweeted about it and I thought, “Nope, John's exaggerating. I wonder what Shep really said.” Then a bunch of other ... «Hot Air, Dec 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ruin [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ruin>. Sep 2020 ».
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