What does castaway mean?

Definitions for castaway
ˈkæst əˌweɪ, ˈkɑst-cast·away

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word castaway.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outcast, castaway, pariah, Ishmael(noun)

    a person who is rejected (from society or home)

  2. castaway, shipwreck survivor(noun)

    a shipwrecked person


  1. castaway(Noun)

    A shipwrecked sailor.

    Robinson Crusoe was a famous fictional castaway.

  2. castaway(Noun)

    A discarded person or thing.

    This old coat was a castaway in someone's trash.

  3. castaway(Noun)

    An outcast; someone cast out of a group or society.

    These homeless people are society's castaways.

  4. castaway(Adjective)

    Cast adrift or ashore; marooned.

    After the mutiny, the castaway ship's officers suffered a month at sea in the lifeboat.

  5. castaway(Adjective)


    The storm left them castaway on an uninhabited island.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Castaway(noun)

    one who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked

  2. Castaway(noun)

    one who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a reprobate

  3. Castaway(adj)

    of no value; rejected; useless


  1. 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 item can be cast away, meaning rejected or discarded. Note that when a person was left ashore as punishment, usually the term maroon was used. The provisions and resources available to castaways may allow them to live on the island until other people arrive to take them off the island. However, such rescue missions may never happen if the person is not known to still be alive, if the fact that they are missing is unknown or if the island is not mapped. These scenarios have given rise to the plots of numerous stories in the form of novels and film.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of castaway in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of castaway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of castaway in a Sentence

  1. Ric Gillespie:

    If we were continuing to excavate the castaway campsite at the southeast end of the atoll I would say that we could ‘expect’ to make further discoveries, it’s an established archaeological site where we know a castaway died - apparently female and of Earhart’s height and ethnic origin - and where we have found artifacts that speak of an American woman of the 1930s.

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  • нещо изхвърлено, корабокрушенецBulgarian
  • trosečníkCzech
  • SchiffsbrüchigerGerman
  • náufragoSpanish
  • haaksirikkoinen, hylkiö, hylkytavaraFinnish
  • naufragéFrench
  • פסולתHebrew
  • kitaszított, hajótöröttHungarian
  • naufragoItalian
  • キャスト・アウェイJapanese
  • rurenga, parurangaMāori
  • schipbreukeling, uitgestoteneDutch
  • rozbitekPolish
  • náufragoPortuguese
  • vas naufragiatRomanian
  • [[потерпе́вший]] [[кораблекруше́ние]], изго́й, вы́брошенный, изгна́нница, вы́кинутый, изгна́нник, па́рия, отве́рженныйRussian
  • קאַסטאַווייַYiddish

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