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wreck·age

 (rĕk′ĭj)
n.
The debris or remains of something wrecked: the wreckage of a plane crash; flood wreckage.

wreckage

(ˈrɛkɪdʒ)
n
1. same as wreck6
2. the act of wrecking or the state of being wrecked; ruin or destruction

wreck•age

(ˈrɛk ɪdʒ)

n.
1. the act of wrecking, or the state of being wrecked.
2. remains or fragments of something that has been wrecked: They searched the wreckage for survivors.
[1830–40]

Wreckage

 fragments of the remains of shipwrecks or damaged buildings, 1874.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wreckage - the remaining parts of something that has been wrecked; "they searched the wreckage for signs of survivors"
flotsam, jetsam - the floating wreckage of a ship
lagan, lagend, ligan - goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"

wreckage

noun remains, pieces, ruin, fragments, debris, rubble, hulk, wrack Mark was dragged from the burning wreckage of his car.

wreckage

noun
1. An act, instance, or consequence of breaking:
2. The act of destroying or state of being destroyed:
3. The remains of something destroyed, disintegrated, or decayed:
Translations
حُطَامحُطام سَفينَه أو طائِرَه
trosky
vrag
romu
ostaci
flak
残骸
잔해
razbitine
vrakspillror
ซากปรักหักพัง
đống đổ nát

wreckage

[ˈrekɪdʒ] N
1. (= remains) [of ship] → restos mpl de un naufragio, pecios mpl de un naufragio (frm); [of car, aeroplane, train] → restos mpl; [of house, building] → escombros mpl, ruinas fpl
2. (= act) [of ship] → naufragio m (fig) → naufragio m, ruina f, destrucción f

wreckage

[ˈrɛkɪdʒ] n [plane, car, ship] → épave f; [building] → décombres mpl

wreckage

n (lit, fig: = remains) → Trümmer pl; (of ship also)Wrackteile pl; (washed ashore) → Strandgut nt; (of house, town)Ruinen pl

wreckage

[ˈrɛkɪdʒ] n (of ship) → relitto; (of car) → rottami mpl; (of building) → macerie fpl

wreck

(rek) noun
1. a very badly damaged ship. The divers found a wreck on the sea-bed.
2. something in a very bad condition. an old wreck of a car; I feel a wreck after cleaning the house.
3. the destruction of a ship at sea. The wreck of the Royal George.
verb
to destroy or damage very badly. The ship was wrecked on rocks in a storm; My son has wrecked my car; You have wrecked my plans.
ˈwreckage (-kidʒ) noun
the remains of something wrecked. After the accident, the wreckage (of the cars) was removed from the motorway.

wreckage

حُطَام trosky vrag Trümmer συντρίμμια escombros romu décombres ostaci rottami 残骸 잔해 wrak vrakrester szczątki destroços, escombros обломки после катастрофы vrakspillror ซากปรักหักพัง enkaz đống đổ nát 残骸
References in classic literature ?
An overlapping fringe of wreckage had caught on the point of the island and arrested the whole mass.
Yes, Arethusa herself and Pandora, whom we all know by her box, looked down upon the two new managers of the Opera, who ended by clutching at some piece of wreckage and from there stared silently at Box Five on the grand tier.
The mountain formed the seaward boundary of a large island, and the narrow strip of rocky shore upon which we stood was strewn with the wreckage of a thousand gallant ships, while the bones of the luckless mariners shone white in the sunshine, and we shuddered to think how soon our own would be added to the heap.
Tod's kitchen, amongst the wreckage, Benjamin Bunny picked his way to the oven nervously, through a thick cloud of dust.
Yet here and there some object had had the luck to escape--a white railway signal here, the end of a greenhouse there, white and fresh amid the wreckage.
I saw your vessel, and fearful of being left to perish on the desolate island, I swam off on a piece of wreckage to try and intercept your course.
Here not even a bird may pass, no, not even the timid doves that bring ambrosia to Father Jove, but the sheer rock always carries off one of them, and Father Jove has to send another to make up their number; no ship that ever yet came to these rocks has got away again, but the waves and whirlwinds of fire are freighted with wreckage and with the bodies of dead men.
At the bottom of the valley a little brook had undermined its footbridge, and frothed in the wreckage.
The Jungle will swallow these shells," said a quiet voice in the wreckage.
At the top of the Brow, beneath them as they looked down, they saw a shining mass of white, which looked strangely out of place amongst such wreckage as they had been viewing.
A splintered boat and a number of crates and fragments of spars rising and falling on the waves showed us where the vessel had foundered; but there was no sign of life, and we had turned away in despair when we heard a cry for help, and saw at some distance a piece of wreckage with a man lying stretched across it.
When Fanshaw had presented his two friends to their host he fell again into a tone of rallying the latter about his wreckage of the fence and his apparent rage of profanity.