What does dilapidate mean?

Definitions for dilapidate
dɪˈlæp ɪˌdeɪtdi·lap·i·date

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilapidateverb

    bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse

  2. decay, crumble, dilapidateverb

    fall into decay or ruin

    "The unoccupied house started to decay"

Wiktionary

  1. dilapidateverb

    To fall into ruin or disuse.

    Etymology: From dilapidatus, past participle of dilapido, from dis + lapido, from lapis

  2. dilapidateverb

    To cause to become ruined or put into disrepair.

    Etymology: From dilapidatus, past participle of dilapido, from dis + lapido, from lapis

  3. dilapidateverb

    To squander or waste.

    Etymology: From dilapidatus, past participle of dilapido, from dis + lapido, from lapis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilapidateverb

    to bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin, by misuse or through neglect; to destroy the fairness and good condition of; -- said of a building

    Etymology: [L. dilapidare to scatter like stones; di- = dis- + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis a stone. See Lapidary.]

  2. Dilapidateverb

    to impair by waste and abuse; to squander

    Etymology: [L. dilapidare to scatter like stones; di- = dis- + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis a stone. See Lapidary.]

  3. Dilapidateverb

    to get out of repair; to fall into partial ruin; to become decayed; as, the church was suffered to dilapidate

    Etymology: [L. dilapidare to scatter like stones; di- = dis- + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis a stone. See Lapidary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dilapidate

    di-lap′i-dāt, v.t. to pull stone from stone: to lay waste: to suffer to go to ruin.—adj. Dilap′idated, in ruins.—ns. Dilapidā′tion, the state of ruin: impairing of church property during an incumbency: (pl.) money paid at the end of an incumbency by the incumbent or his heirs for the purpose of putting the parsonage, &c. in good repair for the succeeding incumbent; Dilap′idator. [L. dilapidāredi, asunder, lapis, lapidis, a stone.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilapidate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilapidate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • прахосвам, руша, руша се, разрушавам, разнебитвам сеBulgarian
  • ruinovat, chátratCzech
  • deteriorar, derrochar, deteriorarseSpanish
  • rapistuttaa, hävittää, rapistuaFinnish
  • lepukkanHungarian
  • sperperare, buttare via, gettare alle ortiche, dilapidareItalian
  • roztrwonić, popaść w ruinę, zrujnować sięPolish
  • ветшать, растрачивать, разрушать, расточать, приходить в упадок, разрушатьсяRussian
  • föröda, förfalla, ruinera, ödeläggaSwedish

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