Definitions for BANKRUPTˈbæŋk rʌpt, -rəpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bank•ruptˈbæŋk rʌpt, -rəpt(n.)

  1. a person who is adjudged insolvent by a court and whose property is divided among creditors under the bankruptcy laws.

    Category: Law

  2. any insolvent debtor; a person unable to satisfy any just claims made upon him or her.

  3. a person lacking in a particular thing or quality:

    a moral bankrupt.

  4. (adj.)subject to legal process because of insolvency; insolvent.

    Category: Law

  5. lacking something; bereft (usu. fol. by of or in):

    bankrupt of compassion.

  6. pertaining to bankruptcy.

  7. (v.t.)to make bankrupt.

Origin of bankrupt:

1525–35; Latinization of MF banqueroute or It banca rota lit., broken bank

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bankrupt, insolvent(adj)

    someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts

  2. bankrupt, belly-up(p)(verb)

    financially ruined

    "a bankrupt company"; "the company went belly-up"

  3. bankrupt, ruin, break, smash(verb)

    reduce to bankruptcy

    "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bankrupt(adjective)ˈæŋkrəpt

    officially declared to be without money and unable to pay

    the fear of going bankrupt


  1. bankrupt(Verb)

    To force into bankruptcy.

  2. bankrupt(Adjective)

    having been legally declared insolvent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bankrupt(noun)

    a trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors

  2. Bankrupt(noun)

    a trader who becomes unable to pay his debts; an insolvent trader; popularly, any person who is unable to pay his debts; an insolvent person

  3. Bankrupt(noun)

    a person who, in accordance with the terms of a law relating to bankruptcy, has been judicially declared to be unable to meet his liabilities

  4. Bankrupt(adj)

    being a bankrupt or in a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay, or legally discharged from paying, one's debts; as, a bankrupt merchant

  5. Bankrupt(adj)

    depleted of money; not having the means of meeting pecuniary liabilities; as, a bankrupt treasury

  6. Bankrupt(adj)

    relating to bankrupts and bankruptcy

  7. Bankrupt(adj)

    destitute of, or wholly wanting (something once possessed, or something one should possess)

  8. Bankrupt(verb)

    to make bankrupt; to bring financial ruin upon; to impoverish

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unable to pay one's debts

He has been declared bankrupt.

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