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castaway

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n castaway a shipwrecked person
    • n castaway a person who is rejected (from society or home)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Castaways Travel, a Houston-area travel agency, offers an all-nude flight to Cancun Mexico. Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, you are allowed to take off all your clothes and roam about the cabin
    • a Castaway Of no value; rejected; useless.
    • Castaway One who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a reprobate. "Lest . . . when I have preached to others I myself should be a castaway ."
    • Castaway One who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n castaway One who or that which has been cast away or lost; specifically, a ship wrecked or lost on an unfrequented coast, or a person shipwrecked on such a coast.
    • n castaway Hence An outcast; a reprobate; one morally lost or ruined.
    • castaway In or pertaining to the state of being a castaway; wrecked; ruined: as, a castaway ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Castaway one cast away, an outcast
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; as Ice. kasta, to throw.

Usage

In literature:

At the same moment, the castaway's eyes unclosed.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
She follows the perilous route upon which so many castaways have been lost!
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
When you get my book, read the 'Castaway.
"General Gordon" by Seton Churchill
The wind was fair; the poor castaways put out to sea on this frail raft.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
Now that he has the tools and material ready, it will be an easy matter for the matchless castaway to produce a fire.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Nor were the Donovans castaways of the ordinary kind.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
The Castaways; or, On the Florida Reefs.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
Careful manoeuvring placed the warship alongside the boat-load of half-frozen castaways and the work of rescue commenced.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
Of course I do not look upon her as being so utterly a castaway as you do.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Five pits sheltered the castaways.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
A famous painting represents him, with his little son and the castaway crew, huddling among the engulfing icebergs.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
He was in danger of becoming a castaway or a commonplace successful man of the world.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
I was only repeating 'The Castaway.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Every single article the castaway recovers from the hulk is "a joy for ever" to the man who reads of them.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
As soon as I was satisfied, I bade Rorie keep an eye upon the castaway, who was still eating, and set forth again myself to find my uncle.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Rachel Craik had preferred to live as solitary in teeming Manhattan as a castaway on a rock in the midst of the sea.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Under these improved conditions, the Captain decided to make a try at relieving the castaway from his sorry plight.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
But as we drew nearer, the castaway proved to be nothing more than a buoy, and visions of picking up a modern Crusoe faded suddenly.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
So the night passed away, with the castaways watching in turn for some ray of hope of the fog lifting.
"The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam" by John Henry Goldfrap
I am a castaway, a villain!
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
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In poetry:

"YE mountains, that forbid the day,
Ye glens, that are the steps of night,
How long amid you must I stray,
Deserted, banished from God's sight,
And castaway?
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Learning as evening learns, the grave allegiance
Only to see through glass and not to share
A kingdom kind, a room’s ordained effulgence;
Bound an honour castaway as air
"A Refugee" by Lilian Bowes Lyon
I drank the air and the perfume there,
And bathed in a fountain's spray;
And I smoothed the wings and the plumage rare
Of a bird for his roundelay,
And fluttered a rag from a signal-crag
For a wretched castaway.
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley
Ebb, ocean of life, (the flow will return,)
Cease not your moaning you fierce old mother,
Endlessly cry for your castaways, but fear not, deny not me,
Rustle not up so hoarse and angry against my feet as I touch you
or gather from you.
"As I Ebb'd With the Ocean of Life" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Shipload of help for Belle's castaway clients.
The 90210 star tells one about castaways — and looks like she just washed up on shore herself.
Wilson, a Maltese-cross named after Tom Hanks 's volleyball in Castaway went on a bit of a " walk-about " in his native Australia, which has been hit with storms this last week.
They say they have evidence that Earhart and her navigator Freed Noonan managed to land their Lockheed Electra safely there, but died as castaways.
The discovery was made Monday just after 5:00 pm by the owner of the Castaways Restaurant in Brewerton.
0 Minnie and Mickey Mouse walk around Castaway Cay, a stop on the Disney Dream cruise.
This year's annual Day Camp at Camp Woodlands is set to take place Aug 8-11 and features a Camp Castaway.
As we rejoin our little band of castaways, they are celebrating making the final five.
Next year, it will depart Galveston for four-, six- and eight-night cruises to the Western Caribbean, including stops at Disney 's Castaway Cay in the Bahamas and Port Canaveral, Fla.
Beginning next year, the Disney Magic will be sailing four-, six- and eight-night cruises from Galveston to the Western Caribbean, including stops at Disney 's Castaway Cay in the Bahamas and Port Canaveral, Fla.
Castaway Lost At Sea For 15 Weeks Claims Shark Saved His Life.
Looking back makes Castaways feel tired, not inspired.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad w/ Sophistafunk Castaways Ithaca, NY 9:00 PM Tickets: $12 at the door.
Gibbs Steering Castaways Into Third Summer Season.
' Survivor One World: New Castaways'.
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