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Definitions of bankrupt

  1. To exhaust the financial credit of; to impoverish; as, to bankrupt a corporation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To make bankrupt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To break one in trade; to make insolvent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To disable one from paying the claims of his creditors. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A person legally declared to be unable to pay his debts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. One who breaks or fails in business: an insolvent person. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. One who cannot pay his debts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A person unable to pay his debts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. One who is unable to pay his debts; an insolvent person. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Any one who becomes unable to pay his just debts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. financially ruined; "a bankrupt company" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. move away or escape suddenly; "The horses broke from the stable"; "Three inmates broke jail"; "Nobody can break out--this prison is high security" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. financially ruined; "a bankrupt company"; "the company went belly-up" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. Being a bankrupt or in a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay, or legally discharged from paying, one's debts; as, a bankrupt merchant. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Depleted of money; not having the means of meeting pecuniary liabilities; as, a bankrupt treasury. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Relating to bankrupts and bankruptcy. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Destitute of, or wholly wanting (something once possessed, or something one should possess). Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Unable to meet one's obligations; insolvent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Unable to pay one's debts; insolvent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Declared to be in debt beyond the power of payment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for bankrupt

  1. We shall certainly bankrupt the paper with this sort of business policy. – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  2. But he, with the inability to comprehend a nature like hers,- dim not more to her terrible vices than to the sinister grandeur which made their ordinary atmosphere,- had descended cunningly to address the avarice he thought as potent in others as himself, to enlarge on the worldly prosperity with which Providence had blessed him; and now she saw that her dowry alone had saved the crippled trader from the bankrupt list. – Lucretia, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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