castaway definition

  • adjective:
    • Cast adrift or ashore; shipwrecked.
    • Discarded; disposed of.
    • Cast adrift or ashore; marooned.
    • Shipwrecked.
    • Of no value; rejected; ineffective.
  • noun:
    • A shipwrecked individual.
    • A rejected or discarded person or thing.
    • A shipwrecked sailor.
    • A discarded individual or thing.
    • An outcast; some one cast out of an organization or culture.
    • one that, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked.
    • person who is ruined; one who makes ethical shipwreck; a reprobate.
    • one that or what was cast away or lost; specifically, a ship wrecked or lost on an unfrequented coast, or you shipwrecked on such a coast.
    • For this reason An outcast; a reprobate; one morally lost or destroyed.
    • an individual who is declined (from culture or residence)
    • a shipwrecked individual
  • others:
    • In or related to the state to be a castaway; wrecked; destroyed: as, a castaway ship.
  • verb:
    • throw or cast away

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