Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “lapsed”

lapsed

adjective [before noun]     /læpst/
no longer involved in an activity or organization : a lapsed Catholic Position and status in groups and organizationsIn the past no longer being continued or paid : a lapsed subscription Finished and over
(Definition of lapsed adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of lapsed

Definitions of “lapsed” in other dictionaries

Translations of “lapsed”

Word of the Day

grand prix

one of a series of important international races for very fast and powerful cars

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More