Meaning of DISASTER in English

n.1 a great or sudden misfortune.

2 a a complete failure. b a person or enterprise ending in failure.


disastrous adj. disastrously adv.

Etymology: orig. 'unfavourable aspect of a star', f. F d{eacute}sastre or It. disastro (as DIS-, astro f. L astrum star)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.