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derelict Explained

derelict at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


derelict at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

derelict-see derelinquer

derelict at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: derelictus, past participle of derelinquere 'to leave something you are responsible for']// a derelict building or piece of land is in very bad condition because it has not been used for a long time//
derelict 2 n [C] someone who has no money or home, lives on the streets, and is very dirty - used to show disapproval//

derelict at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

174 Moby Thesaurus words for "derelict":
Bowery bum, DP, Ishmael, abandoned, battered, beachcomber, beat-up,
beaten up, beggar, beggarly fellow, behindhand, blighter,
broken-down, budmash, bum, bummer, caitiff, careless, cast-off,
castaway, castoff, culpably negligent, declasse, decrepit,
delinquent, deserted, desolate, devil, dilapidated, dilatory,
dingy, disaffected, discard, discarded, disloyal, disowned,
displaced person, disregardful, disused, dogie, down-and-out,
drifter, drunkard, evictee, exile, expatriate, expellee, faded,
faithless, false, fickle, floater, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam,
forsaken, foundling, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, heedless,
hobo, human wreck, in ruins, inadvertent, inattentive, inconstant,
irresponsible, jetsam, jettisoned, junk, lagan, laissez-faire, lax,
lazzarone, left, leper, loafer, loose, lowlife, malingerer,
marooned, mauvais sujet, mean wretch, mucker, neglected,
neglectful, neglecting, negligent, no-good, noninterfering,
nonrestrictive, not true to, of bad faith, off-guard, orphan,
outcast, outcast of society, outcaste, outlaw, outside the gates,
outside the pale, overly permissive, pariah, pauvre diable,
permissive, persona non grata, pilgarlic, poor creature,
poor devil, procrastinating, ramshackle, recreant, refuse,
regardless, reject, rejected, relaxed, remiss, rubbish, ruined,
ruinous, run-down, sad case, sad sack, scamping, seedy, shabby,
skid-row bum, skimping, slack, slacker, slighting, slipshod,
sloppy, slovenly, slummy, slurring, social outcast, solitary,
stiff, street arab, sundowner, swagman, threadbare, tottery, tramp,
trash, trothless, truant, tumbledown, unacceptable person,
uncircumspect, uncouth, undependable, undesirable, unfaithful,
unguarded, unloyal, unreliable, unrigorous, unsteadfast,
untouchable, untrue, untrustworthy, unwary, unwatchful, vag,
vagabond, vagrant, vaurien, waif, waifs and strays, wastrel,
worthless fellow, wretch

derelict at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Relinquishment): derelict, foundling, jetsam, waif, discards, rejects, garbage, refuse, rubbish.

[ADJ] (Relinquishment): relinquished, cast off, derelict, unowned,

[N] (Relinquishment): derelict, foundling, jetsam, waif, discards, rejects, garbage, refuse, rubbish.

[ADJ] (Relinquishment): relinquished, cast off, derelict, unowned, unappropriated, trashed.

derelict at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
adjective (especially of land or buildings) not used or cared for and in bad condition:
derelict land / buildings / sites * The canal has been derelict for many years.
noun (formal) a person without a home, a job or property:
derelicts living on the streets

DERELICT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

Phew! That was close-that car nearly hit us. * We caught the bus in the end but it was close (= we nearly missed it).
without space
10 with little or no space in between:
over 1 000 pages of close print * The soldiers advanced in close formation.
cut short
11 cut very short, near to the skin:
a close haircut / shave
12 [only before noun] carefully guarded:
The donor's identity is a close secret. * She was k

Derelict at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Derelict \Der"e*lict\, a. [L. derelictus, p. p. of derelinquere
to forsake wholly, to abandon; de- + relinquere to leave. See
1. Given up or forsaken by the natural owner or guardian;
left and abandoned; as, derelict lands.

The affections which these exposed or derelict
children bear to their mothers, have no grounds of
nature or assiduity but civility and opinion. --Jer.

2. Lost; adrift; hence, wanting; careless; neglectful;

They easily prevailed, so as to seize upon the
vacant, unoccupied, and derelict minds of his
[Chatham's] friends; and instantly they turned the
vessel wholly out of the course of his policy.

A government which is either unable or unwilling to
redress such wrongs is derelict to its highest
duties. --J. Buchanan.

Derelict \Der"e*lict\, n. (Law)
(a) A thing voluntary abandoned or willfully cast away by
its proper owner, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
(b) A tract of land left dry by the sea, and fit for
cultivation or use.

derelict at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: deserted or abandoned as by an owner; "a derelict ship"
2: failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in
his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not
to pay your bills" [syn: {delinquent}, {neglectful}, {remiss}]

n 1: a person unable to support himself
2: a ship abandoned on the high seas [syn: {abandoned ship}]

derelict at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » derelictus|lang=la perfect participle of Inter: term » derelinquo|dērelinquō|I forsake, I abandon|lang=la from Inter: term » de-|dē-|lang=la + Inter: term » relinquo|relinquō|I forsake, I leave|lang=la.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛrəlɪkt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dEr@lIkt/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Abandoned, forsaken; (of ship) abandoned at sea; dilapidated, neglected.
    1. : There was a derelict ship on the island.
    2. Negligent in performing a duty.


      * Inter: sense » abandoned abandoned


      Inter: trans-top » abandoned

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|изоставен, Inter: t+ » bg|напуснат
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hylätty
  • French: abandonné, délaissé; (tombé) en ruines
  • Inter: trreq » ka
  • Irish: tréigthe, fágtha béal in airde

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|abbandonato
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|porzucony
    • Portuguese: abandonado, derelito Inter: qualifier » Brazil, derrelito Inter: qualifier » Brazil, derrelicto Inter: qualifier » Portugal
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|брошенный|tr=bróšennyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|покинутый|tr=pokínutyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|бесхозный|tr=besxóznyj|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » negligent
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|huolimaton, Inter: t- » fi|välinpitämätön
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|négligent
    • Irish: faillitheach, faillíoch

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|negligente, Inter: t+ » it|trascurato
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|negligente

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Property abandoned by its former owner, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
    1. Inter: quote-book »

    |title={{wsource|The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses
    |author=Robert W. Service
    |chapter=Inter: wsource » The Cremation of Sam McGee
    |passage=Till I came to the marge of Lake Lebarge, and a derelict there lay; / It was jammed in the ice, but I saw in a trice it was called the "Alice May". / And I looked at it, and I thought a bit, and I looked at my frozen chum; / Then "Here", said I, with a sudden cry, "is my cre-ma-tor-eum."}}
    1. Inter: context » dated An abandoned or forsaken person; an outcast.
    2. 1911 Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax” (Norton 2005, p.1364):
    3. : A rather pathetic figure, the Lady Frances, a beautiful woman, still in fresh middle age, and yet, by a strange chance, the last derelict of what only twenty years ago was a goodly fleet.
    4. A homeless and/or jobless person; a person who is (perceived as) negligent in their personal affairs and hygiene. Inter: qualifier » This sense is a modern development of the preceding sense.
    5. 1988, Jonathan D. Spence, The Question of Hu:
    6. : As they hunt, the Archers and Duval find many derelicts and ne'er-do-wells in many parts of Paris.
    7. 2002, in The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence, The Boy in the Bush, edited by Paul Eggert, page 22:
    8. : If they're lazy derelicts and ne'er-do-wells she'll eat 'em up. But she's waiting for real men — British to the bone —
    9. 2004, Katherine V. W. Stone, From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation, page 280:
    10. : We see the distinction at work when victims of natural disasters and terrorist attacks are treated more generously than derelicts and drug addicts.


      Inter: trans-top » abandoned property

  • Finnish: hylätty Inter: t+ » fi|omaisuus

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: oggetto abbandonato, rifiuto

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » abandoned ship
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vrak|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hylky
    • French: épave, navire abandonné (en mer)
    • German: aufgegeben-ein verlassenes Schiff

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: long thréigthe
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|relitto
  • Portuguese: derelito Inter: qualifier » Brazil, derrelito Inter: qualifier » Brazil

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » outcast
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hylkiö
    • French: épave (humaine)
    • Irish: díbeartach, éan scoite

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: derelitto, relitto della società
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|изгой|m|tr=izgój|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|отверженный|m|tr=otvéržennyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|paria

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » negligent person
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hulttio
    • Irish: faillitheoir
    • Italian: persona negligente

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: pessoa negligente
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|отщепенец|m|tr=otščepénec|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * flotsam
    • jetsam
    • lagan
    • salvage

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