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Definition of Abandon

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impulsiveness, lack of restraint, lack of inhibition
forsake, leave behind, desert; reject, renounce, give up
Abandon Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
dimitto, proicio, derelinquo, desero, destituo
prodo
relinquo
Abandon Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v.)
Abandonment; relinquishment.
  
(v. t.)
To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
  
(v. t.)
To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
  
(v. t.)
To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
  
(v. t.)
Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.
  
(n.)
A complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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abandon
\a*ban"don\, n. [f. abandon. fr. abandonner. see abandon, v.] abandonment; relinquishment. [obs.]
abandon
\a`ban`don"\ (&adot;`b?n`dôn"), n. [f. see abandon.] a complete giving up to natural impulses; freedom from artificial constraint; careless freedom or ease.
abandon
\a*ban"don\ (&adot;*băn"dŭn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. abandoned (-dŭnd); p. pr. & vb. n. abandoning.] [of. abandoner, f. abandonner; a (l. ad) + bandon permission, authority, ll. bandum, bannum, public proclamation, interdiction, bannire to proclaim, summon: of germanic origin; cf. goth. bandwjan to show by signs, to designate ohg. ban proclamation. the word meant to proclaim, put under a ban, put under control; hence, as in oe., to compel, subject, or to leave in the control of another, and hence, to give up. see ban.]
1. to cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject. [obs.] that he might abandon them from him. being all this time abandoned from your bed.
2. to give up absolutely; to forsake entirely; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender. hope was overthrown, yet could not be abandoned. taylor.
3. reflexively: to give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense. he abandoned himself to his favorite vice.
4. (mar. law) to relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.

The Phrase Finder
Origin
The supposed inscription at the entrance to Hell. From Dante's Divine Comedy. The translation into English by H.F.Cary is the origin for this English phrase, although he gave it as the less commonly used 'All hope abandon ye who enter here'.
Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.
Such characters in colour dim I mark'd
Over a portal's lofty arch inscrib'd:
Whereat I thus: Master, these words import
Hard meaning. ...
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GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1.to leave someoneor something for along time eg.The sailors abandoned the ship.
2.to stop an activity without finishing it or getting the result you want.eg.THE RESEARCH WAS ABANDONED WHEN NIGHT CAME.

3.ABONDON YOURSELF TO:to allow yourself to be entirely controlled by an emotion.she abandoned herself to dejection
4.DO SOMETHING WITH ABANDON :do something in a slaphappy way.eg:She danced with a reckless abandon
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"
(synonym) wantonness, unconstraint
(hypernym) unrestraint
2. a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger"
(synonym) wildness
(hypernym) passion, passionateness

Verb
1. forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
(hypernym) discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away
(hyponym) chuck, ditch
(derivation) abandonment
2. stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas, claims, etc.; "He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage"; "Both sides have to give up some calims in these negociations"
(synonym) give up
(verb-group) collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder
(derivation) abandonment, forsaking, desertion
3. give up with the intent of never claiming again; "Abandon your life to God"; "She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti"; "We gave the drowning victim up for dead"
(synonym) give up
(hyponym) foreswear, renounce, quit, relinquish
(derivation) abandonment, forsaking, desertion
4. leave behind empty; move out of; "You must vacate your office by tonight"
(synonym) vacate, empty
(hypernym) leave, go forth, go away
5. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
(synonym) forsake, desolate, desert
(hypernym) leave
(hyponym) expose
(derivation) desertion, abandonment, defection
Abandon Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
to cease producing oil or gas from a well when it becomes unprofitable. A wildcat may be abandoned after it has been proven nonproductive. Usually, before a well is abandoned, some of the casing is removed and salvaged and one or more cement plugs placed in the borehole to prevent migration of fluids between the various formations. In many states, abandonment must be approved by an official regulatory agency before being undertaken.
Abandon Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are abandoned, denotes that you will have difficulty in framing your plans for future success.

To abandon others, you will see unhappy conditions piled thick around you, leaving little hope of surmounting them.

If it is your house that you abandon, you will soon come to grief in experimenting with fortune.

If you abandon your sweetheart, you will fail to recover lost valuables, and friends will turn aside from your favors.

If you abandon a mistress, you will unexpectedly come into a goodly inheritance.

If it is religion you abandon, you will come to grief by your attacks on prominent people.

To abandon children, denotes that you will lose your fortune by lack of calmness and judgment.

To abandon your business, indicates distressing circumstances in which there will be quarrels and suspicion. (This dream may have a literal fulfilment if it is impressed on your waking mind, whether you abandon a person, or that person abandons you, or, as indicated, it denotes other worries.)

To see yourself or friend abandon a ship, suggests your possible entanglement in some business failure, but if you escape to shore your interests will remain secure.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Abandon Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
To cease efforts to produce fluids from a well in a depleted formation and to plug the well without adversely affecting the environment.
Abandon Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Abandon, abandoned, or abandonment may refer to:
  • Abandonment (emotional), a subjective emotional state in which people feel undesired, left behind, insecure, or discarded
  • Abandonment (existentialism), the existentialist idea that humanity is abandoned in existence and must find its own meaning
  • Abandonment (legal), a legal term regarding property
    • Lost, mislaid, and abandoned property, legal status of property after abandonment and rediscovery
  • Abandonment (mysticism)
  • Abandoned footwear
  • Abandoned pets
  • Abandoned railway
  • Abandoned village, a human habitat that has been abandoned
  • Child abandonment, the extralegal abandonment of children
  • Mate abandonment, in animal behavior, where one parent deserts the other

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Abandon Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
A proceeding wherein a shipper/consignee seeks authority to abandon all or parts of their cargo.
Abandon Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
v. lon