"abandon" Definition

Definitions for the word "abandon" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. v. t.
To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. v. t.
To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. v. t.
Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
4. v. t.
To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
5. v.
Abandonment; relinquishment.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
6. n.
A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
7. v.
1 give up. 2 forsake, desert. 3 (often foll. By to; often refl.) Yield to a passion, another''s control, etc. n. Freedom from inhibitions. abandonment n. [french: related to *ad-, *ban]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884

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