abandoned abandoned  /ə ˈbæn dənd/


  1. (adj) forsaken by owner or inhabitants
  2. (adj) free from constraint



  1. This architect has abandoned traditional cube and sphere building blocks for more amorphous forms.
  2. But the gay adoption boom may be less about support for gay rights than it is about the urgency of finding homes for abandoned children.
  3. Thousands of boats, ships and barges sink every year in American waters, and most of them remain abandoned forever wreaking havoc to undersea ecology.


  1. Abandoned House Concerns

    What appears to be an abandoned house in the middle of one small community is causing problems for neighbors and elected officials.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WTAJ-TV Altoona

  2. Abandoned Landfill Could Soon be Cleaned Up

    An abandoned landfill in Panama City may soon be cleaned up. The landfill is off of Sherman and 9th avenue.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WJHG Panama City

  3. Abandoned home destroyed in fire

    An abandoned house was destroyed after it was found engulfed in flames.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KERO 23 Bakersfield


  • Missing fathers "have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it," Obama said in 2008.
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Politico (blog)

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