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maroon

noun ma·roon \ mə-ˈrün \

Definition of maroon

1 capitalized : a fugitive black slave of the West Indies and Guiana in the 17th and 18th centuries; also : a descendant of such a slave
2 : a person who is marooned

Origin and Etymology of maroon

probably from French maron, marron feral, fugitive, modification of American Spanish cimarrón wild, savage


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maroon

verb

Definition of maroon

transitive verb
1 : to put ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave to one's fate
2 : to place or leave in isolation or without hope of ready escape

Examples of maroon in a Sentence

  1. pets that had been cruelly marooned by their owners at the end of the summer

First Known Use of maroon

circa 1709


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maroon

noun

Definition of maroon

: a dark red

Origin and Etymology of maroon

French marron Spanish chestnut


MAROON Defined for English Language Learners

maroon

verb

Definition of maroon for English Language Learners

  • : to leave (someone) in a place (such as an island) that is difficult or impossible to get away from


MAROON Defined for Kids

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maroon

verb ma·roon \ mə-ˈrün \

Definition of maroon for Students

marooned; marooning
: to abandon in a place that is difficult to escape from The sailors were marooned on an island.

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maroon

noun

Definition of maroon for Students

: a dark red


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