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Maroon meaning

maroon - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. a dark purplish red to dark brownish red
  2. 2. a person who is stranded ( as on an island); " when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"
  3. 3. leave stranded on a desert island without resources; " The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
  4. 4. leave stranded or isolated withe little hope og rescue; " the travellers were marooned"
  5. 5. To put ( a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.
  6. 6. Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon.
  7. 7. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
  8. 8. An explosive shell. See Marron, 3.
  9. 9. A jugitive slave in the mountains of the W. Indies.

maroon - examples of usage

  1. It occurred to him, though, that perhaps they meant to maroon him on some island. - "The Boy Aviators' Flight for a Fortune", Wilbur Lawton.
  2. There were broad acres of yellowing vineyard, fields of velvety young barley, orange- trees in dark orderly ranks, and here and there a peach orchard robbed of its leaves,- a cloud of tender maroon upon the landscape. - "Stories of the Foot-hills", Margaret Collier Graham.
  3. With the coming of dawn, as she climbed slowly upward, her color shifted through chestnut to maroon; this maroon then died out on the mid- back to a delicate, dull violet- blue, which in turn became obscured in the sunlight by turquoise, which crept slowly along the sides. - "Edge of the Jungle", William Beebe.
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