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ˈkæst əˌweɪ, ˈkɑst-cast·away

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outcast, castaway, pariah, Ishmaelnoun

    a person who is rejected (from society or home)

  2. castaway, shipwreck survivornoun

    a shipwrecked person


  1. castawaynoun

    A shipwrecked sailor.

    Robinson Crusoe was a famous fictional castaway.

  2. castawaynoun

    A discarded person or thing.

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

  3. castawaynoun

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

    These homeless people are society's castaways.

  4. castawayadjective

    Cast adrift or ashore; marooned.

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

  5. castawayadjective


    The storm left them castaway on an uninhabited island.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Castawaynoun

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

  2. Castawaynoun

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

  3. Castawayadjective

    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. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images:

    You know how you’re so nervous your knees shake? That was me, sI was my first big job modeling so I definitely felt the pressure within me… But the morning of the shoot, I woke up around 4 a.m. and I just couldn’t eat. I remember just having a little coffee. I was too nervous to eat… We then took a boat to a small island, which is where they shot ‘Castaway.’ And honestly, once we started, I felt so comfortable, super confident and sexy. We got some good shots out of it.

  2. 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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  • корабокрушенец, нещо изхвърленоBulgarian
  • trosečníkCzech
  • SchiffsbrüchigerGerman
  • náufragoSpanish
  • hylkiö, hylkytavara, haaksirikkoinenFinnish
  • naufragéFrench
  • פסולתHebrew
  • kitaszított, hajótöröttHungarian
  • naufragoItalian
  • キャスト・アウェイJapanese
  • paruranga, rurengaMāori
  • uitgestotene, schipbreukelingDutch
  • rozbitekPolish
  • náufragoPortuguese
  • vas naufragiatRomanian
  • отве́рженный, вы́кинутый, па́рия, изгна́нник, [[потерпе́вший]] [[кораблекруше́ние]], изгна́нница, вы́брошенный, изго́йRussian
  • קאַסטאַווייַYiddish

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