castaway

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adjective cast·away \ˈkast-ə-ˌwā\

Definition of castaway

  1. 1 :  thrown away :  rejected

  2. 2a :  cast adrift or ashore as a survivor of a shipwreckb :  thrown out or left without friends or resources

castaway

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1542

First Known Use of castaway

1542


CASTAWAY Defined for Kids

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castaway

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adjective cast·away \ˈka-stə-ˌwā\

Definition of castaway for Students

  1. 1 :  thrown away

  2. 2 :  cast adrift or ashore


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castaway

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noun cast·away

Definition of castaway for Students

  1. :  a person who is stranded in a place where there are no other people (as because of a shipwreck)



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