derelict
I. adjective Etymology: Latin derelictus, past participle of derelinquere to abandon, from de- + relinquere to leave — more at relinquish Date: 1649 1. abandoned especially by the owner or occupant; also run-down 2. lacking a sense of duty ; negligent II. noun Date: 1670 1. a. something voluntarily abandoned; especially a ship abandoned on the high seas b. a tract of land left dry by receding water 2. a destitute homeless social misfit ; vagrant, bum

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  • Derelict — or dereliction commonly refers to: Abandonment of property, then referred to as a derelict Derelict (maritime), property which has been abandoned and deserted at sea by those who were in charge without any hope of recovering it Dereliction of… …   Wikipedia

  • derelict — I (abandoned) adjective adrift, avoided, cast aside, cast off, castaway, deserted, desolate, discarded, disowned, dispensed with, excluded, forgotten, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, given up, helpless, homeless, ignored, isolated, jettisoned,… …   Law dictionary

  • Derelict — Der e*lict, a. [L. derelictus, p. p. of derelinquere to forsake wholly, to abandon; de + relinquere to leave. See {Relinquish}.] 1. Given up or forsaken by the natural owner or guardian; left and abandoned; as, derelict lands. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • derelict — DERELÍCT s.n. (mar.) Epavă abandonată în mare. [< engl. derelict]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 18.02.2005. Sursa: DN  DERELÍCT s. n. epavă a unei nave abandonate în mare, nescufundată. (< engl. derelict) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • Derelict — ist ein Projekt, das die Verwendung von diversen Programmbibliotheken in der Programmiersprache D ermöglicht. Es werden hauptsächlich Bindungen zu Bibliotheken, die zur Entwicklung von Multimedia Programmen oder Spielen verwendet werden, zur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • derelict — [adj1] careless, negligent behindhand, delinquent, disregardful, irresponsible, lax, regardless, remiss, slack, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; concept 542 Ant. careful, caring derelict [adj2] deserted, forsaken abandoned, castoff,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • derelict — [deʀelikt] n. m. ÉTYM. 1909; mot angl., du lat. derelicta « chose abandonnée ». ❖ ♦ Dr. mar. Épave qui flotte sur l eau, et qui appartient à son inventeur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • derelict — (adj.) 1640s, from L. derelictus solitary, deserted, pp. of dereliquere to abandon, forsake, desert, from de entirely + relinquere leave behind (see RELINQUISH (Cf. relinquish)). Originally especially of vessels abandoned at sea or stranded on… …   Etymology dictionary

  • derelict — n *outcast, castaway, reprobate, pariah, untouchable Analogous words: *vagabond, vagrant, tramp, hobo …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • derelict — ► ADJECTIVE 1) in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect. 2) chiefly N. Amer. shamefully negligent. ► NOUN 1) a destitute person. 2) a ship or other piece of property abandoned by its owner. ORIGIN from Latin derelinquere to… …   English terms dictionary

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