maroon


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ma·roon 1

 (mə-ro͞on′)
tr.v. ma·rooned, ma·roon·ing, ma·roons
1. To put ashore on a deserted island or coast and intentionally abandon.
2. To abandon or isolate with little hope of ready rescue or escape: The travelers were marooned by the blizzard.
n.
1. often Maroon
a. A fugitive black slave in the West Indies in the 1600s and 1700s.
b. A descendant of such a slave.
2. A person who is marooned, as on an island.

[From French marron, fugitive slave, from American Spanish cimarrón, wild, runaway, perhaps from cima, summit (from runaways' fleeing to the mountains), from Latin cȳma, sprout; see cyma.]

ma·roon 2

 (mə-ro͞on′)
n.
A dark reddish brown to dark purplish red.

[French marron, chestnut, from Italian marrone.]

maroon

(məˈruːn)
vb (tr)
1. to leave ashore and abandon, esp on an island
2. to isolate without resources
n
3. (Peoples) a descendant of a group of runaway slaves living in the remoter areas of the Caribbean or Guyana
4. informal US and Canadian a person who has been marooned, esp on an island
[C17 (applied to fugitive slaves): from American Spanish cimarrón wild, literally: dwelling on peaks, from Spanish cima summit]

maroon

(məˈruːn)
n
1. (Colours)
a. a dark red to purplish-red colour
b. (as adjective): a maroon carpet.
2. an exploding firework, esp one used as a warning signal
[C18: from French, literally: chestnut, marron1]

ma•roon1

(məˈrun)

n.
1. a dark brownish red color.
adj.
2. of the color maroon.
[1585–95; < French marron literally, chestnut, Middle French < Upper Italian]

ma•roon2

(məˈrun)

v.t.
1. to put ashore and abandon on a desolate island or coast.
2. to isolate without aid or resources.
n.
3. (often cap.) a member of any of a number of black communities in the West Indies and Guiana formed by fugitive slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries.
4. a person who is marooned.
[1660–70; < French mar(r)on, appar. < American Spanish cimarrón wild; first referred to escaped animals, later to fugitive slaves]

maroon


Past participle: marooned
Gerund: marooning

Imperative
maroon
maroon
Present
I maroon
you maroon
he/she/it maroons
we maroon
you maroon
they maroon
Preterite
I marooned
you marooned
he/she/it marooned
we marooned
you marooned
they marooned
Present Continuous
I am marooning
you are marooning
he/she/it is marooning
we are marooning
you are marooning
they are marooning
Present Perfect
I have marooned
you have marooned
he/she/it has marooned
we have marooned
you have marooned
they have marooned
Past Continuous
I was marooning
you were marooning
he/she/it was marooning
we were marooning
you were marooning
they were marooning
Past Perfect
I had marooned
you had marooned
he/she/it had marooned
we had marooned
you had marooned
they had marooned
Future
I will maroon
you will maroon
he/she/it will maroon
we will maroon
you will maroon
they will maroon
Future Perfect
I will have marooned
you will have marooned
he/she/it will have marooned
we will have marooned
you will have marooned
they will have marooned
Future Continuous
I will be marooning
you will be marooning
he/she/it will be marooning
we will be marooning
you will be marooning
they will be marooning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been marooning
you have been marooning
he/she/it has been marooning
we have been marooning
you have been marooning
they have been marooning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been marooning
you will have been marooning
he/she/it will have been marooning
we will have been marooning
you will have been marooning
they will have been marooning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been marooning
you had been marooning
he/she/it had been marooning
we had been marooning
you had been marooning
they had been marooning
Conditional
I would maroon
you would maroon
he/she/it would maroon
we would maroon
you would maroon
they would maroon
Past Conditional
I would have marooned
you would have marooned
he/she/it would have marooned
we would have marooned
you would have marooned
they would have marooned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maroon - a person who is stranded (as on an island)maroon - a person who is stranded (as on an island); "when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
2.maroon - a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color
purplish red, purplish-red - a red with a tinge of purple
3.maroon - an exploding firework used as a warning signal
firework, pyrotechnic - (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.
Verb1.maroon - leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the travellers were marooned"
desert, desolate, forsake, abandon - leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
2.maroon - leave stranded on a desert island without resources; "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
isolate, insulate - place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
Adj.1.maroon - of dark brownish to purplish red
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

maroon

verb abandon, leave, desert, strand, leave high and dry (informal), cast away, cast ashore marooned on a desert island
Translations
لون كَسْتَنائيمَنْبُوذ
hnědočervenýkaštanová hněďkaštanově hnědývysadit na pustém ostrovězanechat bez prostředků
efterlade på en øde økastanjebrunlade i stikkenrødbrun
punaruskeaviininpunainen
kestenjast
dumbrauîur, brúnrauîurskilja eftir á eyîieyyfirgefa
栗色の
밤색의
atstāt bezizejā/bezpalīdzīguizsēdināt vientuļā salāsarkanbrūna krāsa
gaštanovohnedá farbagaštanovohnedývysadiť na pustom ostrove
bordeauxvinröd
ซึ่งมีสีแดงม่วงเข้มอมน้ำตาล
çaresizlik içinde bırakmakıssız adaya çıkarıp terketmekkaderine terk etmekvişne çürüğü rengindevişne çürüğü renk
hạt dẻnâu sẫm

maroon

1 [məˈruːn]
A. ADJgranate
B. N (= colour) → granate m

maroon

2 [məˈruːn] VT [+ castaway] → abandonar (en una isla desierta) (fig) → aislar, dejar aislado
we were marooned by floodsquedamos aislados debido a las inundaciones

maroon

3 [məˈruːn] N (= distress signal) → petardo m

maroon

[məˈruːn] adjbordeaux inv

maroon

1
n (= colour)Kastanienbraun nt

maroon

2
vtaussetzen; maroonedvon der Außenwelt abgeschnitten; marooned by floodsvom Hochwasser eingeschlossen

maroon

1 [məˈruːn] adj & n (colour) → bordeaux (m) inv

maroon

2 [məˈruːn] vt (on island) → abbandonare; (subj, sea, traffic, snow) → bloccare
to be marooned (in or at) (fig) → essere abbandonato/a (in)

maroon1

(məˈruːn) noun
a dark brownish-red colour. a deep shade of maroon; (also adjective) a large maroon car.

maroon2

(məˈruːn) verb
1. to put (someone) on shore on a lonely island from which he cannot escape.
2. to leave (someone) in a helpless, lonely or uncomfortable position. I was marooned on a lonely country road.

maroon

مَنْبُوذ hnědočervený kastanjebrun kastanienbraun μπορντό granate viininpunainen bordeaux kestenjast bordeaux 栗色の 밤색의 kastanjebruin rødbrun kasztanowy castanho темно-бордовый vinröd ซึ่งมีสีแดงม่วงเข้มอมน้ำตาล vişne çürüğü renginde nâu sẫm 栗色的
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Jo in maroon, with a stiff, gentlemanly linen collar, and a white chrysanthemum or two for her only ornament.
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Caroline shook her loose ringlets of abundant but somewhat coarse hair over her rolling black eyes; parting her lips, as full as those of a hot-blooded Maroon, she showed her well-set teeth sparkling between them, and treated me at the same time to a smile "de sa facon.
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They found Naumann painting industriously, but no model was present; his pictures were advantageously arranged, and his own plain vivacious person set off by a dove-colored blouse and a maroon velvet cap, so that everything was as fortunate as if he had expected the beautiful young English lady exactly at that time.
She is up now, and dressed in her thick maroon wrapper; over her shoulders (lest she should stray despite our watchfulness) is a shawl, not placed there by her own hands, and on her head a delicious mutch.
Opening from the chamber was a fine bathroom having a marble tub with perfumed water; so the boy, still dazed by the novelty of his surroundings, indulged in a good bath and then selected a maroon velvet costume with silver buttons to replace his own soiled and much worn clothing.
She had removed the handkerchief, and had put on a little cap with pink ribbons, and a maroon dressing-jacket, daintily fulled at the neck and sleeves.
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