ruiner

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ruin +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

ruiner (plural ruiners)

  1. Someone who ruins.
    • Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
      There was a ruined uncle in the family group—ruined by his brother, the Father of the Marshalsea, and knowing no more how than his ruiner did, but accepting the fact as something that could not be helped.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See ruin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ruiːnər/, [ʁuˈiːˀnɐ]

Noun[edit]

ruiner c

  1. plural indefinite of ruin

Etymology 2[edit]

See ruinere (to ruin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ruineːr/, [ʁuiˈneːˀɐ̯], [ʁuiˈneɐ̯ˀ]

Verb[edit]

ruiner or ruinér

  1. imperative of ruinere

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ruine. Cf. also Latin ruīnāre. Compare Italian rovinare, Occitan arroïnar, Spanish ruinar, arruinar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ruiner

  1. to ruin
  2. to raze to the ground, to destroy, to wreck
  3. (figuratively) to shatter (hope), to ruin (reputation)

Conjugation[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruiner m

  1. indefinite plural of ruin

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

ruiner

  1. to destroy; to ruin
  2. to spoil; to ruin; to wreck
    il voloit ruiner le roi
    he wanted to ruin the king
  3. (intransitive) to become a ruin

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ruiner

  1. indefinite plural of ruin