What is the meaning of abandoned?


  • Forsake, leave behind.
    • usage: "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
  • Give up with the intent of never claiming again.
    • usage: "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
  • Leave behind empty; move out of.
    • usage: "You must vacate your office by tonight"
  • Stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims.
    • usage: "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"
  • Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.
    • usage: "The mother deserted her children"


  • Forsaken by owner or inhabitants .
    • usage: "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"
  • Free from constraint. "an abandoned sadness born of grief- Liam O'Flaherty
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APAWordNet. (2010). abandoned. Retrieved September 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/abandoned/definitions/1167032
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "abandoned" http://smartdefine.org/abandoned/definitions/1167032 (accessed September 19, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, abandoned, Smart Define, viewed 19 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/abandoned/definitions/1167032>.
MLAWordNet. "abandoned" 23 October 2010. Web. 19 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/abandoned/definitions/1167032>
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