Definitions for Maroonməˈrun

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a dark brownish red color.

  2. (adj.)of the color maroon.

Origin of maroon:

1585–95; < F marron lit., chestnut, MF < Upper It


  1. to put ashore and abandon on a desolate island or coast .

  2. to isolate without aid or resources.

  3. (n.)(often cap.) a member of any of a number of black communities in the West Indies and Guiana formed by fugitive slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Category: Peoples, Physical Anthropology

  4. a person who is marooned.

Origin of maroon:

1660–70; < F mar(r)on, appar. < AmerSp cimarrón wild; first referred to escaped animals, later to fugitive slaves

Princeton's WordNet

  1. maroon(noun)

    a person who is stranded (as on an island)

    "when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"

  2. maroon(noun)

    a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color

  3. maroon(adj)

    an exploding firework used as a warning signal

  4. maroon, brownish-red(verb)

    of dark brownish to purplish red

  5. maroon, strand(verb)

    leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue

    "the travellers were marooned"

  6. maroon(verb)

    leave stranded on a desert island without resources

    "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"


  1. maroon(Noun)

    A rocket fired to summon the crew of a lifeboat.

  2. maroon(Noun)

    An idiot; a fool.

  3. Origin: Derived from the American-Spanish cimarrón, meaning “fugitive,” “wild”, “untamed”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maroon(noun)

    in the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains

  2. Maroon(verb)

    to put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate

  3. Maroon(adj)

    having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon

  4. Maroon(noun)

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

  5. Maroon(noun)

    an explosive shell. See Marron, 3


  1. Maroon

    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.

Anagrams of Maroon

  1. Romano

Translations for Maroon

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to put (someone) on shore on a lonely island from which he cannot escape.

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