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. Sandeep Aggarwal:

    Only myopics judge people, relationships, businesses with short term lens. Any startup or public company that survived the dot com bust and 9/11 came out bigger than anyone imagined. If India wants an ecosystem like USA or China, new age companies need nurturing & patience vs. criticism or outcast.

  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. Abed Ayoub:

    If George W. Bush was running today and saying the things he said about Muslims, he would be an outcast in the Republican Party, to his credit, he struck the right tone when speaking about this issue.

  4. Photographer Danila Tkachenko:

    School, work, family -- once in this cycle, you are a prisoner of your own position and have to do what you're supposed to, you should be pragmatic and strong, or become an outcast or a lunatic. How (do you) remain yourself in the midst of this?

  5. Jacob Zenn:

    Boko Haram will get legitimacy, which will help its recruiting, funding and logistics as it expands, it will also get guidance from ISIS in media warfare and propaganda. Previously Boko Haram was a sort of outcast in the global Jihadi community. Now it is perhaps ISIS's biggest affiliate.

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