abandoned

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adjective aban·doned \ə-ˈban-dənd\

Definition of abandoned

  1. 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. 2 :  wholly free from restraint <leading a reckless and abandoned life>

Examples of abandoned in a sentence

  1. He led a reckless and abandoned life and died young.

  2. <she consciously avoided walking past the abandoned house, with its broken windows and sagging porch>

Origin and Etymology of abandoned

see 1abandon


First Known Use: 14th century


ABANDONED Defined for Kids

abandoned

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adjective aban·doned \ə-ˈban-dənd\

Definition of abandoned for Students

  1. :  given up :  left empty or unused <abandoned houses>



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