To destroy. Specifically, to destroy a maid's belief in the virtue of maids.
The act of falling or tumbling down; fall.
Such a change of anything as destroys it, or entirely defeats its object, or unfits it for use; destruction; overthrow; as, the ruin of a ship or an army; the ruin of a constitution or a government; the ruin of health or hopes.
That which is fallen down and become worthless from injury or decay; as, his mind is a ruin; especially, in the plural, the remains of a destroyed, dilapidated, or desolate house, fortress, city, or the like.
The state of being dcayed, or of having become ruined or worthless; as, to be in ruins; to go to ruin.
That which promotes injury, decay, or destruction.
To bring to ruin; to cause to fall to pieces and decay; to make to perish; to bring to destruction; to bring to poverty or bankruptcy; to impair seriously; to damage essentially; to overthrow.
To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish.
an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction; "you have brought ruin on this entire family"
the process of becoming dilapidated
an event that results in destruction
destruction achieved by wrecking something
destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
fall into ruin