What does BANKRUPT mean?

Definitions for BANKRUPTˈbæŋk rʌpt, -rəpt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BANKRUPT.

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bankrupt

    bangk′rupt, n. one who breaks or fails in business; an insolvent person.—adj. insolvent: destitute (with of).—n. Bank′ruptcy, the state of being or act of becoming bankrupt. [Fr. banque-route, It. banca rotta.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BANKRUPT in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BANKRUPT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    That's another lie, i never went bankrupt.

  2. Richard Fuld Jr.:

    Lehman Brothers in 2008 was not a bankrupt company.

  3. Feng Yonghui:

    Long-term losses are leading to many farmers going bankrupt.

  4. Mary Pettibone Poole:

    People who are always making allowances for themselves soon go bankrupt.

  5. Brian Molefe:

    We do not think that Eskom is about to be declared bankrupt or insolvent.

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