derelict


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derelict

1. falling into ruins; neglected; dilapidated
2. a person abandoned or neglected by society; a social outcast or vagrant
3. property deserted or abandoned by an owner, occupant, etc.
4. Nautical a vessel abandoned at sea

Derelict

Land or buildings that have been deserted or abandoned, or damaged by serious neglect or other processes, which in their existing state are unsightly and incapable of use without restoration or renovation or other treatment.

derelict

[′der·ə‚likt]
(navigation)
Any property abandoned at sea, often of sufficient size as to constitute a menace to navigation; especially an abandoned vessel.
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There is some talk overhead of "coming round to tea on Friday," a brief report of the derelict's fate, and Tim volunteers as he descends: "For an A.
However, I object strongly to the Dips being called derelict; what''s wrong with having open, uncluttered grassy space where people can play, walk dogs, fly kites, have picnics - all just a short walk from the beach?
A TEENAGER was being treated for severe burns last night after he caught fire while inside a derelict house.
CONSULTANT Jane Fuller, 50, and her husband writer Robin Pratt, 52, liked the pretty village of Pepieux so much that they're turning around their second derelict property there.
They first dealt with a fire in a row of four derelict cottages at Clashbenny Farm, Glencarse.
But the industrial space--and, specifically, the reclaimed site, once derelict or abandoned--has become as much an ideological domain as a merely convenient physical plant.
Abandoned or derelict vessels will soon be removed and disposed of from the Territory.
Developer Chesham Estates submitted the proposals in July for the derelict space left by the former Honey Club, which was demolished earlier this year.
A DELIBERATE blaze at a derelict property was tackled by fire-fighters in Stockton.
POLICE are investigating a blaze at a derelict factory in Walsall, which left a 37-year-old man with severe burns.