- castawaysN-COUNTA 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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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
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 … Deutsch Wikipedia
Castaway — Cast a*way, a. Of no value; rejected; useless. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
castaway — index derelict (abandoned), discard, orphan, pariah Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
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
castaway — n derelict, *outcast, reprobate, pariah, untouchable … New Dictionary of Synonyms
castaway — ► NOUN ▪ a person who has been shipwrecked and stranded in an isolated place … English terms dictionary
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 … English World dictionary
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… … Wikipedia
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 … Wiktionary
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 … English dictionary