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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts;
[syn: bankrupt, insolvent]


VERB (1)

1. reduce to bankruptcy;
- Example: "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"
- Example: "The slump in the financial markets smashed him"
[syn: bankrupt, ruin, break, smash]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. financially ruined;
- Example: "a bankrupt company"
- Example: "the company went belly-up"
[syn: bankrupt, belly-up(p)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bankrupt \Bank"rupt\, a. 1. Being a bankrupt or in a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay, or legally discharged from paying, one's debts; as, a bankrupt merchant. [1913 Webster] 2. Depleted of money; not having the means of meeting pecuniary liabilities; as, a bankrupt treasury. [1913 Webster] 3. Relating to bankrupts and bankruptcy. [1913 Webster] 4. Destitute of, or wholly wanting (something once possessed, or something one should possess). "Bankrupt in gratitude." --Sheridan. [1913 Webster] Bankrupt law, a law by which the property of a person who is unable or unwilling to pay his debts may be taken and distributed to his creditors, and by which a person who has made a full surrender of his property, and is free from fraud, may be discharged from the legal obligation of his debts. See Insolvent, a. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bankrupt \Bank"rupt\, n. [F. banqueroute, fr. It. bancarotta bankruptcy; banca bank (fr. OHG. banch, G. bank, bench) + rotta broken, fr. L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break. At Florence, it is said, the bankrupt had his bench (i.e., money table) broken. See 1st Bank, and Rupture, n.] 1. (Old Eng. Law) A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. --M`Culloch. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: In England, until the year 1861 none but a "trader" could be made a bankrupt; a non-trader failing to meet his liabilities being an "insolvent". But this distinction was abolished by the Bankruptcy Act of 1861. The laws of 1841 and 1867 of the United States relating to bankruptcy applied this designation bankrupt to others besides those engaged in trade. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bankrupt \Bank"rupt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bankrupted; p. pr. & vb. n. Bankrupting.] To make bankrupt; to bring financial ruin upon; to impoverish. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bankrupt adj 1: financially ruined; "a bankrupt company"; "the company went belly-up" [syn: bankrupt, belly-up(p)] n 1: someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts [syn: bankrupt, insolvent] v 1: reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him" [syn: bankrupt, ruin, break, smash]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "bankrupt": almsman, almswoman, also-ran, ausgespielt, bankrupt in, bare, bare of, beggar, bereft of, blasted, blighted, break, broke, broken, bust, busted, casual, charity case, denudate, denude, denuded of, deprive, deprived of, desolated, destitute, destitute of, destroyed, devastated, devoid of, dilapidate, dismantle, disrobe, divest, done for, done in, down-and-out, down-and-outer, drain, draw, draw down, dud, empty of, exhaust, failed, failure, fallen, false alarm, finished, flop, fold up, for want of, forlorn of, fortuneless, gone to pot, hardcase, homeless, impair, impoverish, in default of, in receivership, in ruins, in the gutter, in the red, in want of, incapacitate, indigent, insolvent, insolvent debtor, irremediable, kaput, lacking, lame duck, landless, loser, missing, moneyless, needing, on the rocks, out of, out of funds, out of pocket, overthrown, pauper, pauperize, penniless, penniless man, poor devil, poor man, poorling, propertyless, ravaged, reduce, ruin, ruined, ruinous, scant of, scuttle, shipwreck, short, short of, shy, shy of, sink, spoiled, starveling, unblessed with, undone, unpossessed of, use up, void of, wanting, washout, wasted, welfare client, without a sou, wreck, wrecked
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

BANKRUPT. A person who has done, or suffered some act to be done, which is by law declared an act of bankruptcy; in such case he may be declared a bankrupt. 2. It is proper to notice that there is much difference between a bankrupt and an insolvent. A man may be a bankrupt, and yet be perfectly solvent; that is, eventually able to pay all his debts or, he may be insolvent, and, in consequence of not having done, or suffered, an act of bankruptcy. He may not be a bankrupt. Again, the bankrupt laws are intended mainly to secure creditors from waste, extravagance, and mismanagement, by seizing the property out of the hands of the debtors, and placing it in the custody of the law; whereas the insolvent laws only relieve a man from imprisonment for debt after he has assigned his property for the benefit of his creditors. Both under bankrupt and insolvent laws the debtor is required to surrender his property, for the benefit of his creditors. Bankrupt laws discharge the person from imprisonment, and his property, acquired after his discharge, from all liabilities for his debts insolvent laws simply discharge the debtor from imprisonment, or liability to be imprisoned, but his after-acquired property may be taken in satisfaction of his former debts. 2 Bell, Com. B. 6, part 1, c. 1, p. 162; 3 Am. Jur. 218.