destroyer


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de·stroy·er

 (dĭ-stroi′ər)
n.
1. One that destroys: a destroyer of our environment.
2. A small, fast, highly maneuverable warship typically armed with an assortment of weapons such as guns, torpedoes, depth charges, and guided missiles.

destroyer

(dɪˈstrɔɪə)
n
1. (Military) a small fast lightly armoured but heavily armed warship
2. a person or thing that destroys

de•stroy•er

(dɪˈstrɔɪ ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that destroys.
2. a fast, small warship armed mainly with 5-in. (13-cm) guns.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.destroyer - a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warshipdestroyer - a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
tin can - informal term for a destroyer
torpedo-boat destroyer - small destroyer that was the forerunner of modern destroyers; designed to destroy torpedo boats
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
2.destroyer - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste todestroyer - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
annihilator - a total destroyer
bad person - a person who does harm to others
iconoclast, image breaker - a destroyer of images used in religious worship
diversionist, saboteur, wrecker - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
vandal - someone who willfully destroys or defaces property

destroyer

noun
Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes:
Translations
مُدَمِّر
torpédoborec
destroyer
hävittäjä
torpedóromboló
tundurspillir
niszczyciel
torpédoborec
rušilec
destroyer

destroyer

[dɪsˈtrɔɪəʳ] N (Naut) → destructor m

destroyer

[dɪˈstrɔɪər] n (= ship) → contre-torpilleur m

destroyer

n (Naut) → Zerstörer m

destroyer

[dɪsˈtrɔɪəʳ] n (Naut) → cacciatorpediniere m

destroy

(diˈstroi) verb
1. to put an end to or make useless; to ruin. Vandals destroyed the painting.
2. to kill (animals). This poison destroys rats.
deˈstroyer noun
a type of small fast warship. naval destroyers.
References in classic literature ?
Telemon never sated with battle first brought light to our comrades by slaying blameless Melanippe, destroyer of men, own sister of the golden-girdled queen.
Nor did my hate long confine itself to useless wishes; I began to reflect on the best means of securing him; and for this purpose, about a month after my release, I repaired to a criminal judge in the town and told him that I had an accusation to make, that I knew the destroyer of my family, and that I required him to exert his whole authority for the apprehension of the murderer.
My manner as I thus addressed him was impressive but calm; I had formed in my own heart a resolution to pursue my destroyer to death, and this purpose quieted my agony and for an interval reconciled me to life.
But it is not the danger of the noble man to turn a good man, but lest he should become a blusterer, a scoffer, or a destroyer.
A servant of mine having taken a resolution to free the country from this destroyer, went out one day with two lances, and after he had been some time in quest of him, found him with his mouth all smeared with the blood of a cow he had just devoured; the man rushed upon him, and thrust his lance into his throat with such violence that it came out between his shoulders; the beast, with one dreadful roar, fell down into a pit, and lay struggling, till my servant despatched him.
And so I could not bring myself to believe that such a gallant tale had been left maimed and mutilated, and I laid the blame on Time, the devourer and destroyer of all things, that had either concealed or consumed it.
Your Highness," said he, "I will now proceed to prove my magic by creating two suns that you have never seen before; also I will exhibit a Destroyer much more dreadful that your Clinging Vines.
I've got a destroyer, one of the new type--forty knots an hour, a dear little row of four-inch guns, and, my God
It is well known unto me,'' said Isaac; ``the Gentiles deliver this Lucas Beaumanoir as a man zealous to slaying for every point of the Nazarene law; and our brethren have termed him a fierce destroyer of the Saracens, and a cruel tyrant to the Children of the Promise.
The Destroyer and the Builder are two manifestations of Will; the one prepares the way, and the other accomplishes the work; the first appears in the guise of a spirit of evil, and the second seems like the spirit of good.
In a word, it was Queequeg's conceit, that if a man made up his mind to live, mere sickness could not kill him: nothing but a whale, or a gale, or some violent, ungovernable, unintelligent destroyer of that sort.
I chiefly fed mine eyes with beholding the destroyers of tyrants and usurpers, and the restorers of liberty to oppressed and injured nations.