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.

Etymology: ME f. OF abandoner f. {agrave} bandon under control ult. f. LL bannus, -um BAN

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.