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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 ?
The captain was expatiating in a low conversational tone to the chief mate upon the danger of these derelicts, and upon his dread of coming upon them at night, when suddenly a man forward screamed out, "There's people on board of her, sir
Slowly the long line of derelicts, of birds of prey, of sorry, weak failures, passed before the seat of judgment.
He wasn't much like the usual run of derelicts who used to come out to P.
Other men swallowed water, here a mouthful, there a pint, anon, maybe, a quart or so, and returned to the shore like foundering derelicts.
expecting him to say icebergs, or derelicts, or fog, or something of that sort.