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Meaning of SHIPWRECK

Pronunciation:  'ship`rek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
  2. [n]  an accident that destroys a ship at sea
  3. [n]  an irretrievable loss; "that was the shipwreck of their romance"
  4. [v]  destroy a ship; "The vessel was shipwrecked"
  5. [v]  cause to experience shipwreck; "They were shipwrecked in one of the mysteries at sea"
  6. [v]  suffer failure, as in some enterprise
  7. [v]  ruin utterly; "You have shipwrecked my career"

SHIPWRECK is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: wreck
 See Also: accident, capsizing, destroy, fail, go wrong, miscarry, ruin, ruin, ruin, ruination, ship, subject



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ship"wreck`\, n.
    1. The breaking in pieces, or shattering, of a ship or other
       vessel by being cast ashore or driven against rocks,
       shoals, etc., by the violence of the winds and waves.
    2. A ship wrecked or destroyed upon the water, or the parts
       of such a ship; wreckage. --Dryden.
    3. Fig.: Destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss.
             Holding faith and a good conscience, which some
             having put away concerning faith have made
             shipwreck.                            --1 Tim. 1.
             It was upon an Indian bill that the late ministry
             had made shipwreck.                   --J. Morley.
  2. \Ship"wreck`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shipwrecked}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Shipwrecking}.]
    1. To destroy, as a ship at sea, by running ashore or on
       rocks or sandbanks, or by the force of wind and waves in a
             Shipwrecking storms and direful thunders break.
    2. To cause to experience shipwreck, as sailors or
       passengers. Hence, to cause to suffer some disaster or
       loss; to destroy or ruin, as if by shipwreck; to wreck;
       as, to shipwreck a business. --Addison.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are shipwrecked, suggests that you are experiencing some emotional conflict or are having difficulties in expressing your feelings. Additionally, you may not be ready to confront issues in your unconscious.