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Definition of Disaster

Disaster

  1. An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.
  2. An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.
  3. To blast by the influence of a baleful star.
  4. To bring harm upon; to injure.

Disaster Quotations

We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.
Petra Nemcova

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.
Hunter S. Thompson

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
Walt Disney

Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Carl Sagan
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Disaster Translations

disaster in Italian is guaio, malanno
disaster in Latin is calamitas
disaster in Norwegian is katastrofe, ulykke
disaster in Spanish is desastre, calamidad

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