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a shipwrecked person.
anything cast adrift or thrown away.
an outcast.
cast adrift.
thrown away.
Historical Examples

At that, from the step, from the moon-blue huddle of the castaway, there came a sound.
The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story Various

The castaway killed it with an oar; but after that who would have slept?
Bonaventure George Washington Cable

Neither did the castaway English sailor nor his young comrade think it necessary.
The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid

“I am no castaway, aunt Charlotte,” said Linda, rising to her feet.
Linda Tressel Anthony Trollope

He gave up his Fellowship, like a conscientious man; while I preach to others, and am myself a castaway.
Perlycross R. D. Blackmore

They had told her that she was a castaway, and she had half believed it.
Linda Tressel Anthony Trollope

And yet the document was clear enough; there was a castaway, and this castaway should have been on the watch.
Abandoned Jules Verne

And then, to be a castaway, sharing her treasure with another!
Linda Tressel Anthony Trollope

Saint Paul himself alluded to the possibility of his being “a castaway.”
Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote

For ever afterwards,—for ever and ever and ever,—she must be a castaway.
Linda Tressel Anthony Trollope

a person who has been shipwrecked
something thrown off or away; castoff
adjective (prenominal)
shipwrecked or put adrift
thrown away or rejected
(transitive, adverb; often passive) to cause (a ship, person, etc) to be shipwrecked or abandoned

late 15c., “one who is rejected,” from the verbal phrase (c.1300, literal and figurative), from cast (v.) + away (adv.). Specific sense “one adrift at sea” is from 1799. The adjective is first recorded 1540s.

Gr. adokimos, (1 Cor. 9:27), one regarded as unworthy (R.V., “rejected”); elsewhere rendered “reprobate” (2 Tim. 3:8, etc.); “rejected” (Heb. 6:8, etc.).


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