What does the word ruin mean?

Usage examples for ruin

  1. He is determined to ruin me!" – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. Yet, as he rode, the features of the chief Made known his ruin. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  3. She wanted Brandes' ruin, if that could be accomplished; she wanted her freedom anyway. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers