An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.
any occurrence that causes damage, ecological destruction, loss of human lives, or deterioration of health and health services on a scale sufficient to warrant an extraordinary response from outside the affected community area.
In General, defined as any damaging or destructive event that overwhelms available resources, causes serious loss, destruction, hardship, unhappiness, or death. For IT environments, a disaster is thought of as any event that creates an inability on an organizations part to provide critical business functions for some extended period of time. It may entail the loss of data and processing capability.
Situations which cause massive loss of life or economic damage. Natural disasters include droughts, earthquakes and floods.
An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.
To blast by the influence of a baleful star.
literally "bad stars"; particularly suitable in reference to a major asteroid impact. eclipse The hiding or blocking of one celestial object from another. solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the Sun and the observer. This happens when the shadow cone of the Moon touches the surface of the Earth, and is observable by anyone within this shadow zone.
A lip trick where one gets "hung up " on the coping, most often with the board perpendicular to the coping.
A lip trick where a skater's board hangs on the coping
A halfpipe lip trick where one lands with the coping perpendicular to the snowboard. Originated in skateboarding when skaters would land their skateboard trucks (axle) to hang-up. With no trucks it's really not a disaster, but we'll call it that anyway.
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"
an unavoidable catastrophe that occurs unexpectedly
Major disturbances in the life of a community or population which occur sufficiently often to leave their record in the 'genetic memory' of the population ( cf. Catastrophe).