Definition of disused in English:



  • No longer being used.

    ‘they held an exhibition in a disused warehouse’
    • ‘Eventually, he reached a beach and dragged himself through sand dunes until he reached a disused campsite.’
    • ‘A group of homeless people broke into a disused Richmond church so that they could sleep there for the night.’
    • ‘A Cadishead builder may have to knock down seven luxury homes because they were built over a disused footpath.’
    • ‘It could have remained that way, disused and neglected, gathering dust and cobwebs.’
    • ‘The disused railway line makes the bog and surrounding areas easily accessible from both ends.’
    • ‘Plans are to be unveiled later this month for the Emmaus Community in disused farm buildings at Barlby near Selby.’
    • ‘A teenager died when he fell through the roof of a disused warehouse while playing with his friends.’
    • ‘It uses an Underground tunnel which had been disused for many years.’
    • ‘The band's first gig was in a friend's bedroom and their next was in a disused warehouse in Glasgow.’
    • ‘Police said the bomber's target was a truck carrying recruits into the base in a disused airport.’
    • ‘Open for just over a year it occupies a disused warehouse in one of London's poorest boroughs, Hackney.’
    • ‘It is littered with fragments of abandoned machinery and the rusted hulks of disused ships.’
    • ‘Over 300 houses have also been built there and the airfield is not disused.’
    • ‘We want to make sure that disused railways are protected from development which would make it harder to bring them back into use.’
    • ‘Together with his co-founders, they received a grant to convert a disused swimming pool into a theatre.’
    • ‘The exhibition is housed in a disused and temporarily abandoned sorting office in the centre of London.’
    • ‘We wanted a studio or an old warehouse but when we found a disused hospital it was great.’
    • ‘Carp is set to take over a disused part of the garden of Marden House and incorporate it into Castlefields Park.’
    • ‘A little dumping was noted, apparently a bag of some sort of disused building material.’
    • ‘The road will be on the London Road part of the A414 where there are currently two disused access roads.’
    unused, no longer in use, fallen into disuse, unemployed, idle
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