Definition of Dilapidated

1. Adjective. In deplorable condition. "A tumble-down shack"




Definition of Dilapidated

1. a. Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or neglect.

Definition of Dilapidated

1. Verb. (past participle of dilapidate) ¹

2. Adjective. Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dilapidated

1. dilapidate [v] - See also: dilapidate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dilapidated

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Literary usage of Dilapidated

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1. Around & about South America: Apéndice al folleto los treinta y tres by Luis Melián Lafinur, Frank Vincent (1897)
"In a little corner of the bay, upon a plain at the base of the yellow bluffs, lies the equally yellow and utterly dilapidated town. ..."

2. Typee: Areal Romance of the South Sea by Herman Melville (1892)
"... A dilapidated Shrine — Kory-Kory and the Idol — An Inference. ALTHOUGH I had been baffled in my attempts to learn the origin of the Feast of Calabashes, ..."

3. Original Letters Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1846)
"Nicholas West Bishop of Ely to Cardinal Wolsey, on the dilapidated state in -which he found his Cathedral at his Visitation. State of the Fen at Wisbeach. ..."

4. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"he flayed the next day, being Sunday ; and went to h;> devotions to the cathedral, which he found very much dilapidated, and out of repair; yet the people ..."

5. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"But as he drew near a dilapidated old log-cabin he heard some one singing, " Nearer, my God, to thee." Alighting, he entered the house. ..."

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