a|ban|doned [əˈbændənd] adj
1.) an abandoned building, car, boat etc has been left by the people who owned or used it
The car was found abandoned in Bristol.
the demolition of abandoned buildings
2.) [only before noun]
an abandoned person or animal has been left completely alone by the person that was looking after them
3.) literary behaving in a wild and uncontrolled way

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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  • Abandoned — A*ban doned ([.a]*b[a^]n d[u^]nd), a. 1. Forsaken, deserted. Your abandoned streams. Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. Self abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abandoned — I adjective castaway, castoff, derelict, deserted, discontinued, disregarded, disused, forsaken, ignored, neglected, obsolete, occupantless, out of use, slighted, tenantless, unattended to, uncared for, uninhabited, unoccupied, unpopulated,… …   Law dictionary

  • abandoned — UK US /əˈbændənd/ adjective ► an abandoned place or vehicle is no longer being used or cared for because its owner does not want it any more: »The planned site for the development is an abandoned quarry …   Financial and business terms

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  • Abandoned — Abandon A*ban don ([.a]*b[a^]n d[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abandoned} ( d[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Abandoning}.] [OF. abandoner, F. abandonner; a (L. ad) + bandon permission, authority, LL. bandum, bannum, public proclamation, interdiction,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abandoned — abandonedly, adv. /euh ban deuhnd/, adj. 1. forsaken or deserted: an abandoned building; an abandoned kitten. 2. unrestrained or uncontrolled; uninhibited: She danced with abandoned enthusiasm. 3. utterly lacking in moral restraints; shameless;… …   Universalium

  • abandoned — adjective /əˈbændənd/ a) No longer maintained by its former owners, residents or caretakers; forsaken, deserted. Your abandoned streams. Thomson b) No longer cared for by friends, family, etc. After her parents died, the girl felt extremely… …   Wiktionary

  • Abandoned — Abandonada (tirulo original: Abandoned) es el capítulo N° 6 de la Segunda Temporada de Lost. Shannon ve a Walt por la isla en repetidas ocasiones y comienza a buscarlo. Con Sawyer cerca de la muerte, Ana Lucía y el grupo de la cola del avión… …   Wikipedia Español

  • abandoned — adj. Abandoned is used with these nouns: ↑baby, ↑building, ↑child, ↑factory, ↑house, ↑lot, ↑mine, ↑pet, ↑tenement, ↑trolley, ↑vehicle, ↑village, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • abandoned — adjective Date: 14th century 1. wholly free from restraint 2. given up ; forsaken …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abandoned — Synonyms and related words: a bit much, abjured, afire, amok, antiquated, antique, archaic, ardent, available, bellowing, berserk, boundless, burning, carried away, cast off, castaway, ceded, committed, contaminated, corrupt, corrupted, debased,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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