|1.||[ noun ] an event resulting in great loss and misfortune|
|Synonyms:||tragedy calamity catastrophe cataclysm|
"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity" "the earthquake was a disaster"
|Related terms:||misfortune kiss_of_death visitation plague famine meltdown apocalypse act_of_God|
|2.||[ noun ] a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune|
"lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system" "his policies were a disaster"
|3.||[ noun ] an act that has disastrous consequences|