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Webster 1913 Edition


Castaway

Cast′a-way

,
Noun.
1.
One who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked.
2.
One who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a reprobate.
Lest . . .
when I have preached to others
,
I myself should be a castaway
.
1 Cor. ix. 27.

Cast′a-way

,
Adj.
Of no value; rejected; useless.

Webster 1828 Edition


Castaway

CASTAWAY

,
Noun.
That which is thrown away. A person abandoned by God, as unworthy of his favor; a reprobate. 1 Cor. 9:27.

CASTAWAY

,
Adj.
Rejected; useless; of no value.

Definition 2021


castaway

castaway

See also: cast away

English

Adjective

castaway (not comparable)

  1. Cast adrift or ashore; marooned.
    After the mutiny, the castaway ship's officers suffered a month at sea in the lifeboat.
  2. Shipwrecked.
    The storm left them castaway on an uninhabited island.

Noun

castaway (plural castaways)

  1. (nautical) A shipwrecked sailor.
    Robinson Crusoe was a famous fictional castaway.
  2. A discarded person or thing.
    This old coat was a castaway in someone's trash.
  3. An outcast; someone cast out of a group or society.
    These homeless people are society's castaways.

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  • See also Wikisaurus:outcast

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