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MAROON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does maroon mean? 

MAROON (noun)
  The noun MAROON has 3 senses:

1. a person who is stranded (as on an island)
2. a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color
3. an exploding firework used as a warning signal

  Familiarity information: MAROON used as a noun is uncommon.


MAROON (adjective)
  The adjective MAROON has 1 sense:

1. of dark brownish to purplish red

  Familiarity information: MAROON used as an adjective is very rare.


MAROON (verb)
  The verb MAROON has 2 senses:

1. leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
2. leave stranded on a desert island without resources

  Familiarity information: MAROON used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAROON (noun)


Sense 1maroon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is stranded (as on an island)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

when the tide came in I was a maroon out there

Hypernyms ("maroon" is a kind of...):

unfortunate; unfortunate person (a person who suffers misfortune)


Sense 2maroon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("maroon" is a kind of...):

purplish red (a red with a tinge of purple)


Sense 3maroon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An exploding firework used as a warning signal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("maroon" is a kind of...):

firework; pyrotechnic ((usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.)


MAROON (adjective)


Sense 1maroon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of dark brownish to purplish red

Synonyms:

brownish-red; maroon

Similar:

chromatic (being or having or characterized by hue)


MAROON (verb)


Sense 1maroon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

maroon; strand

Context example:

the travellers were marooned

Hypernyms (to "maroon" is one way to...):

abandon; desert; desolate; forsake (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2maroon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Leave stranded on a desert island without resources

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island

Hypernyms (to "maroon" is one way to...):

insulate; isolate (place or set apart)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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