verb (used with object)
to put ashore and abandon on a desolate island or coast by way of punishment or the like, as was done by buccaneers.
to place in an isolated and often dangerous position:
The rising floodwaters marooned us on top of the house.
to abandon and leave without aid or resources:
Having lost all his money, he was marooned in the strange city.
(often initial capital letter) any of a group of blacks, descended from fugitive slaves of the 17th and 18th centuries, living in the West Indies and Guiana, especially in mountainous areas.
a person who is marooned:
Robinson Crusoe lived for years as a maroon.
to leave ashore and abandon, esp on an island
to isolate without resources
a descendant of a group of runaway slaves living in the remoter areas of the Caribbean or Guyana
(US & Canadian, informal) a person who has been marooned, esp on an island
an exploding firework, esp one used as a warning signal
“very dark reddish-brown color,” 1791, from French couleur marron, the color of a marron “chestnut,” the large sweet chestnut of southern Europe (maroon in that sense was used in English from 1590s), from dialect of Lyons, ultimately from a word in a pre-Roman language, perhaps Ligurian; or from Greek maraon “sweet chestnut.”
“put ashore on a desolate island or coast,” 1724 (implied in marooning), earlier “to be lost in the wild” (1690s); from maron (n.) “fugitive black slave in the jungles of W.Indies and Dutch Guyana” (1660s), earlier symeron (1620s), from French marron, said to be a corruption of Spanish cimmaron “wild, untamed,” from Old Spanish cimarra “thicket,” probably from cima “summit, top” (from Latin cyma “sprout”), with a notion of living wild in the mountains. Related: Marooned.
[muh-roon] /məˈrun/ verb (used with object) 1. to put ashore and abandon on a desolate island or coast by way of punishment or the like, as was done by buccaneers. 2. to place in an isolated and often dangerous position: The rising floodwaters marooned us on top of the house. 3. to abandon and leave […]
1. a mountain in W central Colorado, one of the Maroon Bells group in the Elk Mountains. 14,156 feet (4318 meters).
/ˌmærəˈkiːn; ˈmærəkɪn; -kwɪn/ noun 1. (tanning) morocco leather
[Sephardic Hebrew mah-rawr; Ashkenazic Hebrew maw-rohr] /Sephardic Hebrew mɑˈrɔr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɔ roʊr/ noun, Hebrew. 1. a portion of horseradish or other bitter herb that is eaten at the Seder meal on Passover.