Definition of 'derelict'
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It used to be a row of garages and had been derelict for years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Why have they invited her to a derelict warehouse? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now you can help to turn derelict houses into homes and gain resources in the process. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Working on a derelict property had some unexpected advantages. Times, Sunday Times (2007)People would much prefer to see a house here than a nightclub or a derelict property. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The plant has spawned human fatalities and engendered the strange fauna and flora found on the eerie headland where the derelict buildings remain. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So why did she buy a derelict chapel in a fishing village on the south Cornwall coast? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The clean-up of the derelict factory site has stalled over minimum requirements. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's just a derelict building now. The Sun (2012)Why has such a prominent site been derelict for 20 years? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is surrounded by rows of houses that have been derelict for 20 years. The Sun (2014)She's seen a derelict property that has been boarded up for more than a year. The Sun (2012)A youth had fled a stolen car and officers chased him into a derelict warehouse. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Much of the site was home to poor examples of architecture from the past 30 years and derelict land. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nature has taken over many of the sites, with wildlife moving in and setting up homes in derelict buildings and ponds. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His first victim was a 50-year-old who he lured into a derelict property by pretending that it was a shortcut to a pub. The Sun (2012)A rapid withdrawal saw medical headquarters set up in a derelict farmhouse near a railway tunnel that had been converted into a hospital. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)There isn't a derelict building left on the seafront, and prices now reflect this. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Up to 20 derelict 12th century homes are for sale. The Sun (2014)Shortly before 4pm, two soldiers in a derelict building said they had come under attack and opened fire on two men. The Sun (2010)They did not understand why I wanted to buy up their old, derelict homes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'derelict'
British English: derelict ADJECTIVE
A place or building that is derelict is empty and in a bad state of repair because it has not been used or lived in for a long time.
The body was found dumped in a derelict warehouse.
British English: derelict NOUN
A derelict is a person who has no home or job and who has to live on the streets.
Definition of derelict from the Collins English Dictionary
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