castaway

  • 1 Castaway — Cast a*way, n. 1. One who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a reprobate. [1913 Webster] Lest . . . when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Castaway — bezeichnet: Castaway – Die Insel, einen Spielfilm von Regisseur Nicolas Roeg von 1987 Cast Away – Verschollen, einen Spielfilm von Regisseur Robert Zemeckis von 2000 Diese Seite ist eine …

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  • 3 Castaway — Cast a*way, a. Of no value; rejected; useless. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 castaway — index derelict (abandoned), discard, orphan, pariah Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 castaway — (n.) late 15c., one who is rejected, from CAST (Cf. cast) (v.) + AWAY (Cf. away). Specific sense one adrift at sea is from 1799. The adjective is first recorded 1540s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 castaway — n derelict, *outcast, reprobate, pariah, untouchable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 castaway — ► NOUN ▪ a person who has been shipwrecked and stranded in an isolated place …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 castaway — [kas′tə wā΄] n. 1. a person or thing cast out or off, esp. an outcast 2. a shipwrecked person adj. 1. thrown away; discarded 2. cast adrift or stranded, as by shipwreck …

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  • 9 Castaway — A castaway is a person who is cast adrift or ashore. While the situation usually happens after a shipwreck, some people voluntarily stay behind on a deserted island either to evade their captors or the world in general. Alternatively a person or… …

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  • 10 castaway — 1. adjective /ˈkæ.stə.weɪ/ a) Cast adrift or ashore; marooned. After the mutiny, the castaway ships officers suffered a month at sea in the lifeboat. b) Shipwrecked. The storm left them castaway on an uninhabited island. 2 …

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  • 11 castaway — UK [ˈkɑːstəˌweɪ] / US [ˈkæstəˌweɪ] noun [countable] Word forms castaway : singular castaway plural castaways someone whose ship has sunk and who is left on an island or beach where there are no other people …

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  • 12 castaway — adjective Date: 1542 1. thrown away ; rejected 2. a. cast adrift or ashore as a survivor of a shipwreck b. thrown out or left without friends or resources • castaway noun …

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  • 13 castaway — [[t]kɑ͟ːstəweɪ, kæ̱st [/t]] castaways N COUNT A castaway is a person who has managed to swim or float to a lonely island or shore after their boat has sunk …

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  • 14 castaway — /kast euh way , kahst /, n. 1. a shipwrecked person. 2. anything cast adrift or thrown away. 3. an outcast. adj. 4. cast adrift. 5. thrown away. [1520 30; n., adj. use of v. phrase cast away] Syn. 3. pariah, outlaw, leper. * * * …

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  • 15 Castaway —    Gr. adokimos, (1 Cor. 9:27), one regarded as unworthy (R.V., rejected ); elsewhere rendered reprobate (2 Tim. 3:8, etc.); rejected (Heb. 6:8, etc.) …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 16 castaway — Synonyms and related words: DP, Ishmael, abandoned, aground, cast off, castoff, declasse, deep six, derelict, deserted, discard, discarded, discarding, disowned, displaced person, disposal, disused, dogie, dumping, elimination, evictee, exile,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 castaway — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n., castoff, pariah (See ejection, abandonment). II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. outcast, pariah, *reject, waif, stray, derelict, exile, vagabond, leper …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 castaway — cast|a|way [ˈka:stəweı US ˈkæst ] n someone who is left on a lonely shore or island after their ship has sunk …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 castaway — cast|a|way [ kæstə,weı ] noun count someone whose ship has sunk and who is left on an island or beach where there are no other people …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 castaway — n. garbage, something which is thrown away; survivor of shipwreck (who is cast ashore) …

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