Definition of abandoned
1a : left without needed protection or care <an abandoned baby/child>b : no longer held or thought of : given up : forsaken <abandoned hopes/dreams>c : left by the owner <an abandoned house/car> <an abandoned factory>
2 : wholly free from restraint <leading a reckless and abandoned life>
Examples of abandoned in a sentence
He led a reckless and abandoned life and died young.
<she consciously avoided walking past the abandoned house, with its broken windows and sagging porch>
Origin and Etymology of abandoned
First Known Use: 14th century
ABANDONED Defined for Kids
Definition of abandoned for Students
: given up : left empty or unused <abandoned houses>
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