maroon

noun (1)
ma·​roon | \mə-ˈrün \

Definition of maroon 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

maroon

verb
marooned; marooning; maroons

Definition of maroon (Entry 2 of 3)

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

maroon

noun (2)

Definition of maroon (Entry 3 of 3)

: a dark red

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Synonyms & Antonyms for maroon

Synonyms: Verb

abandon, desert, forsake, leave, quit, strand

Antonyms: Verb

reclaim

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Examples of maroon in a Sentence

Verb

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

First Known Use of maroon

Noun (1)

1666, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1779, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maroon

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

French marron Spanish chestnut

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maroon

verb

English Language Learners Definition of maroon

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

maroon

verb
ma·​roon | \mə-ˈrün \
marooned; marooning

Kids Definition of maroon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

maroon

noun

Kids Definition of maroon (Entry 2 of 2)

: a dark red

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