A dilapidated house.
The definition of dilapidated is something that needs repair or is breaking down.
An example of dilapidated is an old barn that is close to falling down.
Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, as through neglect; broken-down and shabby.
- past participle of dilapidate
- On the east of the town at the foot of a hill stands a dilapidated fort.
- A fire was made up in the dilapidated brick stove.
- He continued through the streets and slowed when he reached a dilapidated, boarded-up church on a corner.
- They had been concealed in a cellar to prevent their falling into the hands of the book-collecting princes of Pergamum, and were in a very dilapidated condition.
- Coast, is substantially built of stone, surrounded by a wall, and commanded by a dilapidated citadel; it is the residence of the sultan and of the French administrator.