November 02, 2016
Learner's Word of the Day
abandoned ˈbændənd/ adjective
abandoned
ˈbændənd/
adjective
An abandoned house
An abandoned house
Learner's definition of ABANDONED

1 a : left without needed protection or care

  • an abandoned baby

b : left by the owner

  • an abandoned house/car

c : no longer held or thought of : given up

  • abandoned [=forsaken] hopes/dreams

2 [more abandoned; most abandoned] literary : wild and uncontrolled

  • abandoned behavior

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

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