What does outcast mean?

Definitions for outcast
ˈaʊtˌkæst, -ˌkɑstout·cast

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outcast, castaway, pariah, Ishmaeladjective

    a person who is rejected (from society or home)

  2. friendless, outcastadjective

    excluded from a society


  1. outcastnoun

    One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah.

  2. outcastverb

    To cast out; to banish.

  3. outcastadjective

    That has been cast out; banished, ostracized.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Outcastnoun

    Exile; one rejected; one expelled.

    Let’s be no stoicks, nor no stocks,
    Or so devote to Aristotle ,
    As Ovid, be an outcast quite abjur’d. William Shakespeare.

    O blood-bespotted Neapolitan,
    Outcast of Naples, England’s bloody scourge! William Shakespeare.

    For me, outcast of human race,
    Love’s anger only waits, and dire disgrace. Matthew Prior.

    He dies sad outcast of each church and state! Alexander Pope.

  2. Outcastpart.

    Etymology: out and cast.

    Abandon soon, I read, the caitive spoil
    Of that same outcast carcass. Fairy Queen, b. ii. c. 8.

    Behold, instead
    Of us outcast exil’d, his new delight
    Mankind created. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iv.


  1. outcast

    An outcast refers to a person who is rejected, excluded, or not accepted by society or a particular group. This can be due to their behavior, beliefs, appearance, or any other characteristic that deviates from what is considered normal or acceptable.


  1. Outcast

    Outcast is the eighth studio album by German thrash metal band Kreator. It was released by G.U.N. Records in 1997. This album featured more gothic rock and industrial influences than earlier Kreator, retaining little of thrash metal from previous years.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outcast

    owt′kast, adj. exiled from home or country: rejected.—n. a person banished: a vagabond: an exile: (Scot.) a quarrel: the amount of increase in bulk of grain in malting.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outcast in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outcast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of outcast in a Sentence

  1. Rodney Lincoln:

    I came in with a crime that involved killing a woman and injuring children, i was immediately tagged as a child molester. I felt like an outcast from day one. I had to be very careful about whom I associated with. I was constantly looking over my shoulder. I tried so hard to avoid any conflicts whatsoever. It was kind of like being in a crowded room, but you’re all by yourself. It was very hard. It was after those first 10 difficult years when I finally established myself.

  2. Quentin Crisp:

    In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.

  3. Chris Garsee:

    I think having siblings that are just like you, people who share the same experiences and look like you, I think that makes it a bit easier, especially for the days when Kaylee feels so different -- like an outcast.

  4. Mahabharata:

    Let none with scorn a suppliant meet, Or from the door untended spurn A dog; an outcast kindly treat; And so thou shalt be blest in turn.

  5. Jo Avelyn Grey:

    No one sees me as physically female, just obviously transgender. This makes me an outcast and puts me at an extremely elevated risk for discrimination and harassment, just covering hormones and gender reassignment surgery is a half measure that still leaves us exposed to great risks and complications in our everyday lives.

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    A jeopardize
    B doom
    C conform
    D adventure

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