Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb throw or cast away
  • noun a person who is rejected (from society or home)
  • noun a shipwrecked person

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Examples

  • Sometimes, the castaway is solely focused on finding the idol and sometimes conditions – weather, fatigue – prevent the castaway from being able to really look for it.

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  • The search for a missing castaway ends in tragedy when the castaway is found dead; the person that finds the body is blamed for the death by Jack, who again finds a way to shift partial blame on Locke.

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  • The search for a missing castaway ends in tragedy when the castaway is found dead; the person that finds the body is blamed for the death by Jack, who again finds a way to shift partial blame on Locke.

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  • Kirsty Young's castaway is American crime writer James Ellroy.

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  • Kirsty Young's castaway is American crime writer James Ellroy.

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  • To save others and be oneself a castaway is the terrible fate of which St. Paul saw so clearly the possibility; and thus any one who is conscious of the dramatic sense, or even dimly suspects that it is there, ought to pray very humbly to be delivered from it, as he would from any other darling bosom-sin.

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  • The next day was spent on our own private Island called castaway beach ... name says it all really!

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  • A few years ago, Ms. Menon held an exhibition of paintings on found "junk" objects, such as castaway old wooden furniture, suitcases, trunks and cupboards.

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  • Among the activities planned for Nude Week are "Caesar's Rampage/Toga night, a special" castaway "night ala Tom Hanks 'movie, Karaoke night, PJ night, body painting plus lots more fun themes and games," the web site promises.

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  • Among the activities planned for Nude Week are "Caesar's Rampage/Toga night, a special" castaway "night ala Tom Hanks 'movie, Karaoke night, PJ night, body painting plus lots more fun themes and games," the web site promises.

    Nude Flights to Mexico, now I've heard everything.......

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  • There was a Disney movie with this title.

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