derelict definition

  • adjective:
    • Deserted by an owner or keeper; abandoned.
    • Run-down; dilapidated.
    • Neglectful of task or obligation; remiss. See Synonyms at negligent.
    • Abandoned, forsaken; (of ship) abandoned at sea; dilapidated, neglected.
    • Negligent in performing a duty.
    • Given up or forsaken by the natural owner or guardian; kept and abandoned.
    • missing; adrift; thus, desiring; reckless; neglectful; unfaithful.
    • used and separated by tough use
    • failing with what duty calls for
    • in deplorable problem
    • forsaken by owner or inhabitants
  • noun:
    • Abandoned home, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
    • A homeless or jobless person; a vagrant.
    • Law Land left dried out by a permanent recession associated with water-line.
    • home abandoned by its former owner, especially a ship abandoned at ocean.
    • An abandoned or forsaken individual; an outcast.
    • A homeless and/or jobless individual; an individual who is (perceived as) negligent inside their personal matters and health. (This sense is today's growth of the preceding feeling.)
    • something voluntary abandoned or willfully throw away by its correct owner, especially a ship abandoned at ocean.
    • A tract of land remaining dry by the sea, and complement cultivation or use.
    • what is abandoned; in law, a write-up of goods or any commodity disposed of, relinquished, or abandoned because of the owner; particularly, a vessel abandoned at sea.
    • Land left dried out by an alteration of water-line.
    • a ship abandoned on high seas
    • a person without property, task, or residential property
  • others:
    • Left; abandoned because of the owner or guardian.
    • Unfaithful; neglectful of necessity or obligation: as, derelict in task.

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