from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Cast adrift or ashore; shipwrecked.
  • adj. Discarded; thrown away.
  • n. A shipwrecked person.
  • n. A rejected or discarded person or thing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Cast adrift or ashore; marooned.
  • adj. Shipwrecked.
  • n. A shipwrecked sailor.
  • n. A discarded person or thing.
  • n. An outcast; someone cast out of a group or society.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of no value; rejected; useless.
  • n. One who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked.
  • n. One who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a reprobate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which has been cast away or lost; specifically, a ship wrecked or lost on an unfrequented coast, or a person shipwrecked on such a coast.
  • n. Hence An outcast; a reprobate; one morally lost or ruined.
  • In or pertaining to the state of being a castaway; wrecked; ruined: as, a castaway ship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is rejected (from society or home)
  • n. a shipwrecked person
  • v. throw or cast away


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