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Meaning of WRACK

Pronunciation:  rak

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  dried seaweed especially that cast ashore
  2. [n]  growth of marine vegetation especially of the large forms such as rockweeds and kelp
  3. [n]  the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
  4. [v]  smash or break forcefully; "The kid busted up the car"

WRACK is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: bust up, rack, sea wrack, wreck
 See Also: demolition, destroy, destruction, ruin, seaweed



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wrack\, n.
    A thin, flying cloud; a rack.
  2. \Wrack\, v. t.
    To rack; to torment. [R.]
  3. \Wrack\, n. [OE. wrak wreck. See {Wreck}.]
    1. Wreck; ruin; destruction. [Obs.] --Chaucer. ``A world
       devote to universal wrack.'' --Milton.
    2. Any marine vegetation cast up on the shore, especially
       plants of the genera {Fucus}, {Laminaria}, and {Zostera},
       which are most abundant on northern shores.
    3. (Bot.) Coarse seaweed of any kind.
    {Wrack grass}, or {Grass wrack} (Bot.), eelgrass.
  4. \Wrack\, v. t.
    To wreck. [Obs.] --Dryden.