wreckage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “wreckage” in the English Dictionary

"wreckage" in British English

See all translations

wreckagenoun [U]

uk   /ˈrek.ɪdʒ/ us   /ˈrek.ɪdʒ/
C2 a badly damaged object or the separated parts of a badly damaged object: Two children were trapped in the wreckage. The wreckage of the car was scattered over the roadside.
what is left of something that has been spoiled or that has failed: Kate was still clinging to the wreckage of her failed marriage.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of wreckage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wreckage" in American English

See all translations

wreckagenoun [U]

us   /ˈrek·ɪdʒ/
what is left of something badly damaged: Safety experts were studying the wreckage to find out what caused the crash.
(Definition of wreckage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wreckage" in Business English

See all translations

wreckagenoun [U]

uk   /ˈrekɪdʒ/ us  
a situation in which something has been badly damaged or destroyed: The bank's directors should not be allowed to walk away from the financial wreckage they created.
the parts of a vehicle, building, etc. that remain after it has been badly damaged: Experts were sent to inspect the plane's wreckage.
(Definition of wreckage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wreckage?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“wreckage” in Business English

Watching the detectorists
Watching the detectorists
by ,
May 31, 2016
by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

Read More 

Word of the Day

pollution

damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More