"abandon" Definition


  1. v. t. To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  5. v. Abandonment; relinquishment.
  6. n. A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.

Dictionary Stats for "abandon"

Position in dictionary: 203 of 111710 words.
Word Types: v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v., n.,
Words that start with abandon: 7
Words that end with abandon: 1
Words that contain abandon: 7
Next words in dictionary: abandoned, abandonedly, abandonee, abandoner, abandoning
Previous words in dictionary: aband, abalone, abalienation, abalienate, abaist

Definition of abandon

See all english dictionary definitions, the word type, and other useful information for the word "abandon". The definition of the word "abandon" is pulled from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The meaning of this word, and other stats related to "abandon", including the position in the dictionary, the number of words that contain, start and end with, and stats related to this word are also extracted from this dictionary version.