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Definition of "maroon" []

  • To put ashore on a deserted island or coast and intentionally abandon. (verb-transitive)
  • To abandon or isolate with little hope of ready rescue or escape: The travelers were marooned by the blizzard. (verb-transitive)
  • A fugitive Black slave in the West Indies in the 17th and 18th centuries. (noun)
  • A descendant of such a slave. (noun)
  • A person who is marooned, as on an island. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "maroon" in a sentence
  • "It's like saying "Compared to black, a very dark maroon is a light colour"."
  • "He should be available for his final game in maroon and gold."
  • "Even University of Minnesota fans dressed in maroon and gold were rooting for neighboring Iowa State, which has three players from Minnesota on its roster."