bringing or tending to bring ruin; destructive; disastrous:
a ruinous war.
fallen into ruin; dilapidated:
a ruinous house.
consisting of ruins:
a ruinous city from antiquity.
causing, tending to cause, or characterized by ruin or destruction: a ruinous course of action
noun 1. ruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay: We visited the ruins of ancient Greece. 2. a destroyed or decayed building, town, etc. 3. a fallen, wrecked, or decayed condition: The building fell to ruin. 4. the downfall, decay, […]
noun 1. Jacob van [yah-kawp vahn] /ˌyɑ kɔp vɑn/ (Show IPA), 1628?–82, Dutch painter. 2. his uncle, Salomon van [sah-law-mawn vahn] /ˈsɑ lɔˌmɔn vɑn/ (Show IPA), 1601?–70, Dutch painter. noun 1. Jacob van (ˈjaːkɔp van). ?1628–82, Dutch landscape painter
noun 1. Muriel, 1913–80, U.S. poet.
noun 1. Lake, a shallow salt lake in SW Tanzania. About 1000 sq. mi. (2600 sq. km).