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DERELICT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does derelict mean? 

DERELICT (noun)
  The noun DERELICT has 2 senses:

1. a person unable to support himself
2. a ship abandoned on the high seas

  Familiarity information: DERELICT used as a noun is rare.


DERELICT (adjective)
  The adjective DERELICT has 4 senses:

1. worn and broken down by hard use
2. forsaken by owner or keeper
3. failing in what duty requires
4. in deplorable condition

  Familiarity information: DERELICT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DERELICT (noun)


Sense 1derelict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person unable to support himself

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("derelict" is a kind of...):

pauper; poor man (a person who is very poor)


Sense 2derelict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ship abandoned on the high seas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

abandoned ship; derelict

Hypernyms ("derelict" is a kind of...):

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)


DERELICT (adjective)


Sense 1derelict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Worn and broken down by hard use

Synonyms:

creaky; decrepit; derelict; flea-bitten; run-down; woebegone

Context examples:

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

Similar:

worn (affected by wear; damaged by long use)


Sense 2derelict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Forsaken by owner or keeper

Synonyms:

abandoned; derelict

Context example:

weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse

Similar:

uninhabited (not having inhabitants; not lived in)


Sense 3derelict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Failing in what duty requires

Synonyms:

remiss; delinquent; neglectful; derelict

Context examples:

derelict (or delinquent) in his duty / neglectful of his duties / remiss of you not to pay your bills

Similar:

negligent (characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern)


Sense 4derelict [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In deplorable condition

Synonyms:

tumble-down; ramshackle; dilapidated; broken-down; tatterdemalion; bedraggled; derelict

Context examples:

a street of bedraggled tenements / a broken-down fence / a ramshackle old pier / a tumble-down shack

Similar:

damaged (harmed or injured or spoiled)


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