Definitions for: Wrack

[n] dried seaweed especially that cast ashore
[n] growth of marine vegetation especially of the large forms such as rockweeds and kelp
[n] the destruction or collapse of something; "wrack and ruin"
[v] smash or break forcefully; "The kid busted up the car"

Webster (1913) Definition: Wrack, n.
A thin, flying cloud; a rack.

Wrack, v. t.
To rack; to torment. [R.]

Wrack, n. [OE. wrak wreck. See Wreck.]
1. Wreck; ruin; destruction. [Obs.] --Chaucer. ``A world
devote to universal wrack.'' --Milton.

2. Any marine vegetation cast up on the shore, especially
plants of the genera Fucus, Laminaria, and Zostera,
which are most abundant on northern shores.

3. (Bot.) Coarse seaweed of any kind.

Wrack grass, or Grass wrack (Bot.), eelgrass.

Wrack, v. t.
To wreck. [Obs.] --Dryden.

Synonyms: bust up, rack, sea wrack, wreck

See Also: demolition, destroy, destruction, ruin, seaweed

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