Meaning of ABANDON in English


v. & n. 1 give up completely or before completion (abandoned hope; abandoned the game). 2 a forsake or desert (a person or a post of responsibility). b leave or desert (a motor vehicle or ship). 3 a give up to another's control or mercy. b refl. yield oneself completely to a passion or impulse.

n. lack of inhibition or restraint; reckless freedom of manner. abandoner n. abandonment n.

[ ME f. OF abandoner f. à bandon under control ult. f. LL bannus, -um BAN ]

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