a person who is stranded (as on an island)
"when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"
a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color
an exploding firework used as a warning signal
of dark brownish to purplish red
leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
"the travellers were marooned"
leave stranded on a desert island without resources
"The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
A rocket fired to summon the crew of a lifeboat.
An idiot; a fool.
Origin: Derived from the American-Spanish cimarrón, meaning “fugitive,” “wild”, “untamed”.
in the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains
to put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate
having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon
a brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple
an explosive shell. See Marron, 3
Origin: [See Maroon a fugitive slave.]
Maroon is a dark brownish-red color, which takes its name from the French word marron, or chestnut. The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as "a brownish crimson or claret color.". In the RGB model used to create colors on computer screens and televisions, maroon is created by turning down the brightness of red by about half.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ma-rōōn′, n. a brownish crimson. [Fr. marron, a chestnut—It. marrone, a chestnut.]
ma-rōōn′, n. a fugitive slave living on the mountains, in the West Indies.—v.t. to put on shore on a desolate island.—ns. Maroon′er; Maroon′ing. [Fr. marron—Sp. cimarron, wild—cima, a mountain-summit—L. cyma—Gr. kyma.]
The numerical value of Maroon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Maroon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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Translations for Maroon
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- bordó, esclavo cimarrón, castañoSpanish
- marron pourpré, bordeauxFrench
- rauðbrúnn, dumbrauðurIcelandic
- marrone, rossastro, naufrago, fulvo, bordeauxItalian
- merah tua, jahangMalay
- verlaten, achterlatenDutch
- castanho, bordô, castanhaPortuguese
- naufragiat, maroRomanian
- изго́й, тёмно-бордо́вый, маро́нRussian
- strandsatt, bordeauxSwedish
- hạt dẻVietnamese
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