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Meaning of WRECK

Pronunciation:  rek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a ship that has been destroyed at sea
  2. [n]  a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"
  3. [n]  an accident that destroys a ship at sea
  4. [n]  something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation; "the house was a wreck when they bought it"; "thanks to that quack I am a human wreck"
  5. [v]  smash or break forcefully; "The kid busted up the car"

WRECK is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: bust up, crash, shipwreck, wrack
 See Also: accident, capsizing, declination, decline, destroy, prang, ruin, ship



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wreck\, v. t. & n.
    See 2d & 3d {Wreak}.
  2. \Wreck\, n. [OE. wrak, AS. wr[ae]c exile, persecution,
    misery, from wrecan to drive out, punish; akin to D. wrak,
    adj., damaged, brittle, n., a wreck, wraken to reject, throw
    off, Icel. rek a thing drifted ashore, Sw. vrak refuse, a
    wreck, Dan. vrag. See {Wreak}, v. t., and cf. {Wrack} a
    marine plant.] [Written also {wrack}.]
    1. The destruction or injury of a vessel by being cast on
       shore, or on rocks, or by being disabled or sunk by the
       force of winds or waves; shipwreck.
             Hard and obstinate As is a rock amidst the raging
             floods, 'Gainst which a ship, of succor desolate,
             Doth suffer wreck, both of herself and goods.
    2. Destruction or injury of anything, especially by violence;
       ruin; as, the wreck of a railroad train.
             The wreck of matter and the crush of worlds.
             Its intellectual life was thus able to go on amidst
             the wreck of its political life.      --J. R. Green.
    3. The ruins of a ship stranded; a ship dashed against rocks
       or land, and broken, or otherwise rendered useless, by
       violence and fracture; as, they burned the wreck.
    4. The remain of anything ruined or fatally injured.
             To the fair haven of my native home, The wreck of
             what I was, fatigued I come.          --Cowper.
    5. (Law) Goods, etc., which, after a shipwreck, are cast upon
       the land by the sea. --Bouvier.
  3. \Wreck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrecked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To destroy, disable, or seriously damage, as a vessel, by
       driving it against the shore or on rocks, by causing it to
       become unseaworthy, to founder, or the like; to shipwreck.
             Supposing that they saw the king's ship wrecked.
    2. To bring wreck or ruin upon by any kind of violence; to
       destroy, as a railroad train.
    3. To involve in a wreck; hence, to cause to suffer ruin; to
       balk of success, and bring disaster on.
             Weak and envied, if they should conspire, They wreck
             themselves.                           --Daniel.
  4. \Wreck\, v. i.
    1. To suffer wreck or ruin. --Milton.
    2. To work upon a wreck, as in saving property or lives, or
       in plundering.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a wreck in your dream, represents obstacles and barriers toward your goals. You feel that you are being held back or that you are not making any progress.