What does bankrupt mean?

Definitions for bankrupt
ˈbæŋk rʌpt, -rəptbankrupt

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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.]

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  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

Examples of bankrupt in a Sentence

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals.

  2. Robert Moffit:

    The media has an unfortunate tendency to focus on the hospital insurance fund without considering the bigger picture, saying that Medicare is going bankrupt is not a rational description of what is happening.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    In the midst of a dysfunctional health care system, what we have got to do is say that you can not go bankrupt. You can not end up in financial distress, because you're terribly sick. That's cruel, and that is something we've got to end.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    500,000 people go bankrupt every year because they can not pay their outrageous medical bills.

  5. Brandon Dillon:

    I think the most egregious thing about Rubio coming to Michigan is the fact that he has the audacity to do so in Detroit when, if he had had his way, Detroit would have gone bankrupt. Without the auto bailout, this state would be in a depression, under Rubio's plan, we would have been left for dead. Rubio and other GOP candidates have a plan that favors the rich over the middle class.

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