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castaway


noun

  1. a shipwrecked person.
  2. anything cast adrift or thrown away.
  3. an outcast.

adjective

  1. cast adrift.
  2. thrown away.

noun

  1. a person who has been shipwrecked
  2. something thrown off or away; castoff

adjective (prenominal)

  1. shipwrecked or put adrift
  2. thrown away or rejected

verb cast away

  1. (tr, adverb; often passive) to cause (a ship, person, etc) to be shipwrecked or abandoned
n.

late 15c., “one who is rejected,” from the verbal phrase (c.1300, literal and figurative), from cast (v.) + away (adv.). Specific sense “one adrift at sea” is from 1799. The adjective is first recorded 1540s.

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