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 Cadishead builder may have to knock down seven luxury homes because they were built over a disused footpath.’
    • ‘The disused railway line makes the bog and surrounding areas easily accessible from both ends.’
    • ‘Over 300 houses have also been built there and the airfield is not disused.’
    • ‘The band's first gig was in a friend's bedroom and their next was in a disused warehouse in Glasgow.’
    • ‘Together with his co-founders, they received a grant to convert a disused swimming pool into a theatre.’
    • ‘We want to make sure that disused railways are protected from development which would make it harder to bring them back into use.’
    • ‘Carp is set to take over a disused part of the garden of Marden House and incorporate it into Castlefields Park.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The exhibition is housed in a disused and temporarily abandoned sorting office in the centre of London.’
    • ‘It is littered with fragments of abandoned machinery and the rusted hulks of disused ships.’
    • ‘The road will be on the London Road part of the A414 where there are currently two disused access roads.’
    • ‘A group of homeless people broke into a disused Richmond church so that they could sleep there for the night.’
    • ‘We wanted a studio or an old warehouse but when we found a disused hospital it was great.’
    • ‘It could have remained that way, disused and neglected, gathering dust and cobwebs.’
    • ‘A little dumping was noted, apparently a bag of some sort of disused building material.’
    unused, no longer in use, fallen into disuse, unemployed, idle
    neglected, abandoned, deserted, vacated, evacuated, unoccupied, uninhabited, empty
    discontinued, obsolete, defunct, superannuated, moribund
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