derelict


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der·e·lict

 (dĕr′ə-lĭkt′)
adj.
1.
a. Deserted by an owner or keeper; abandoned: derelict railroad tracks.
b. Run-down; dilapidated: derelict buildings.
2. Neglectful of duty or obligation; remiss. See Synonyms at negligent.
n.
1. A homeless or jobless person; a vagrant.
2. Law
a. Abandoned property, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
b. Land left dry by a permanent recession of the water line.

[Latin dērelictus, past participle of dērelinquere, to abandon : dē-, de- + relinquere, to leave behind; see relinquish.]

derelict

(ˈdɛrɪlɪkt)
adj
1. deserted or abandoned, as by an owner, occupant, etc
2. (Architecture) falling into ruins; neglected; dilapidated
3. neglectful of duty or obligation; remiss
n
4. (Social Welfare) a person abandoned or neglected by society; a social outcast or vagrant
5. (Architecture) property deserted or abandoned by an owner, occupant, etc
6. (Nautical Terms) a vessel abandoned at sea
7. a person who is neglectful of duty or obligation
[C17: from Latin dērelictus forsaken, from dērelinquere to abandon, from de- + relinquere to leave]

der•e•lict

(ˈdɛr ə lɪkt)

adj.
1. left or deserted, as by the owner or guardian; abandoned: a derelict ship.
2. neglectful of duty; delinquent; negligent.
n.
3. a person who has no home or means of support.
4. a vessel abandoned in open water.
[1640–50; < Latin dērelictus, past participle of dērelinquere to abandon; see de-, relinquish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derelict - a person without a home, job, or propertyderelict - a person without a home, job, or property
pauper - a person who is very poor
2.derelict - a ship abandoned on the high seasderelict - a ship abandoned on the high seas  
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Adj.1.derelict - worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.derelict - forsaken by owner or inhabitants ; "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"
uninhabited - not having inhabitants; not lived in; "an uninhabited island"; "gaping doors of uninhabited houses"
3.derelict - failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
negligent - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"
4.derelict - in deplorable conditionderelict - in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"

derelict

adjective
1. abandoned, deserted, ruined, neglected, discarded, forsaken, dilapidated His body was found dumped in a derelict warehouse.
noun
1. tramp, bum (informal), outcast, drifter, down-and-out, vagrant, hobo (chiefly U.S.), vagabond, bag lady, dosser (Brit. slang) a confused and wizened derelict wandered in off the street
adjective
1. negligent (only used with duty) slack, irresponsible, careless, lax, remiss They would be derelict in their duty not to pursue it.

derelict

adjective
1. Having been given up and left alone:
2. Guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern:
Translations
مَهْجور، مُهْمَل
opuštěný
faldefærdigforladt
yfirgefinn
apleistas
pamests
metrukterkedilmiş

derelict

[ˈderɪlɪkt]
A. ADJ (= abandoned) → abandonado; (= ruined) → en ruinas
B. N (= person) → indigente mf; (= ship) → derrelicto m; (= building) → edificio m abandonado

derelict

[ˈdɛrɪlɪkt] adj [building] → abandonné(e), à l'abandon

derelict

adj (= abandoned)verlassen, aufgegeben; (= ruined)verfallen, heruntergekommen
n
(Naut) → (treibendes) Wrack
(= person)Obdachlose(r) mf

derelict

[ˈdɛrɪlɪkt]
1. adj (ruined) → cadente, fatiscente; (abandoned) → abbandonato/a
2. n (frm) (person) → derelitto/a

derelict

(derilikt) adjective
abandoned and left to fall to pieces. a derelict airfield.
References in classic literature ?
So great was his interest that he had forgotten the particular derelict he had come to serve, until Spear stood almost at his elbow.
The sight was awe-inspiring in the extreme as one contemplated this mighty floating funeral pyre, drifting unguided and unmanned through the lonely wastes of the Martian heavens; a derelict of death and destruction, typifying the life story of these strange and ferocious creatures into whose unfriendly hands fate had carried it.
He gained a little in strength; but his appearance never altered for the better--a human derelict, battered and wrecked, they had found him; a human derelict, battered and wrecked, he would remain until death claimed him.
The men working the searchlight, after scouring the entrance of the harbour without seeing anything, then turned the light on the derelict and kept it there.
As everyone knows, she collided with a derelict when ten days out from Callao.
It was evidently the derelict remains of some vast structure, to what end built I could not determine.
The barrow of ginger beer stood, a queer derelict, black against the burning sky, and in the sand pits was a row of deserted vehicles with their horses feeding out of nosebags or pawing the ground.
Beside the margin a derelict barrel would be turning over and over in the water; a switch of laburnum, with yellowing leaves, would go meandering through the reeds; and a belated gull would flutter up, dive again into the cold depths, rise once more, and disappear into the mist.
A water-logged derelict, I think, sir," said the second officer quietly, coming down from aloft with the binoculars in their case slung across his shoulders; and our captain, without a word, signed to the helmsman to steer for the black speck.
The Mark Boat signals we must attend to the derelict, now whistling her death-song, as she falls beneath us in long sick zigzags.
As they steamed nearer to the derelict they were surprised to note that it was the same vessel that had run from them a few weeks earlier.
The sailors heard the shots with certain conviction that they announced the coming of their employer, and as they had no relish for the plan that would consign them to the deck of a drifting derelict, they whispered together a hurried plan to overcome the young woman and hail Rokoff and their companions to their rescue.