maroon

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[ma·roon]

To maroon is to strand someone in an isolated place, often a deserted island. Think of "Gilligan's Island," "Survivor," or "Lost" TV shows that feature folks marooned on islands and you've got the idea.

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In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.

Noun
an exploding firework used as a warning signal

Noun
a dark purplish red to dark brownish red

Noun
a person who is stranded (as on an island); "when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"

Verb
leave stranded on a desert island without resources; "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"

Verb
leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue; "the travellers were marooned"

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Adjective S.
dark brownish to purplish red


n.
In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.

v. t.
To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.

a.
Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.

n.
A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.

n.
An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.


Maroon

Ma*roon" , n. [Written also marroon.] [F. marron, abbrev. fr. Sp. cimarron wild, unruly, from cima the summit of a mountain; hence, negro cimarron a runaway negro that lives in the mountains.] In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.

Maroon

Ma*roon", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marooned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Marooning.] [See Maroon a fugitive slave.] To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate. Marooning party, a social excursion party that sojourns several days on the shore or in some retired place; a prolonged picnic. [Southern U. S.] Bartlett.

Maroon

Ma*roon" , a. [F. marron chestnut-colored, fr. marron a large French chestnut, It. marrone; cf. LGr. . Cf. Marron.] Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon. Maroon lake, lake prepared from madder, and distinguished for its transparency and the depth and durability of its color.

Maroon

Ma*roon", n. 1. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple. 2. An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.

In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.

To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.

A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.

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