Definition of Maroon

1. Noun. A person who is stranded (as on an island). "When the tide came in I was a maroon out there"

Generic synonyms: Unfortunate, Unfortunate Person

2. Verb. Leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue. "The travellers were marooned"
Exact synonyms: Strand
Generic synonyms: Abandon, Desert, Desolate, Forsake

3. Adjective. Of dark brownish to purplish red.
Exact synonyms: Brownish-red
Similar to: Chromatic

4. Noun. A dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color.
Generic synonyms: Purplish Red, Purplish-red

5. Verb. Leave stranded on a desert island without resources. "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
Generic synonyms: Insulate, Isolate

6. Noun. An exploding firework used as a warning signal.
Generic synonyms: Firework, Pyrotechnic

Definition of Maroon

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

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

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

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

Definition of Maroon

1. Noun. An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves. ¹

2. Noun. A castaway; a person who has been marooned. ¹

3. Adjective. Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples. ¹

4. Verb. To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a deserted island. ¹

5. Noun. A dark red, somewhat brownish, color. ¹

6. Adjective. Of a '''maroon''' color ¹

7. Noun. (nautical) A rocket fired to summon the crew of a lifeboat. ¹

8. Noun. (slang derogatory) An idiot; a fool. ¹

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Definition of Maroon

1. to abandon in an isolated place [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maroon

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Literary usage of Maroon

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Another class has quilled florets ¡6. fistulosa), ot which Buffalo Bill is an excellent sample—a large, pure yellow, with maroon disk. ..."

2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1861)
"Compt de Moray, deep rose, flaked with maroon ; lower petals white, shaded with crimson. Don Juan, deep rose and dark scarlet, mottled and flaked ; lower ..."

3. The White Man's Grave: A Visit to Sierra Leone, in 1834 by F. Harrison Rankin (1836)
"The maroon war.—Removal to Nova Scotia.—Exportation to Sierra Leone.—Rencontre with the Settlers.— Polygamy—Danger of preaching against Sin. ..."

4. Floricultural Cabinet and Florists' Magazine. (1856)
"Those which obtained first prizes were Spotted Gem (Turner), upper petal rich high colour, with a small spot of maroon, lower the same, white centre; ..."

5. American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking: Containing a History of by Wesley Washington Pasko (1894)
"Combinations in two colors upon deep-buff grounds : maroon and deep blue green, maroon and deep ultra, deep purple brown and carmine, deep blue purple and ..."

6. The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits by Robert Hogg (1883)
"DANDY : falls rich velvety maroon crimson edged with yellow, beard orange yellow, the claw on ea«h side veined white ; standards full yellow with a bronze ..."

7. Baled Hay: A Drier Book Than Walt Whitman's "Leaves O' Grass". by Bill Nye (1893)
"THE maroon SAUSAGE. maroon sausage will be in favor this win- -*- ter, as was the case last our best circles. It will be caught up at the end and ..."

8. The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists Magazine by Joseph Harrison (1856)
"A third prize was awarded to Miss Foster (Turner), upper petal crimson-maroon edged with carmine, lower bright rosy crimson, white eye, very free bloomer. ..."

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