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castaway

[kast-uh-wey, kahst-] /ˈkæst əˌweɪ, ˈkɑst-/
noun
1.
a shipwrecked person.
2.
anything cast adrift or thrown away.
3.
an outcast.
adjective
4.
cast adrift.
5.
thrown away.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; noun, adj. use of verb phrase cast away
Synonyms
3. pariah, outlaw, leper.
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  • Each suite has a deck and views to inspire castaway fantasies.
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  • He knows the histories of other wrecks and castaway crews, and why they fared better or worse.
  • Out of a spirit of sincere poverty and humility she never wore any other than some old threadbare castaway habit.
  • Either way, there's ample opportunity to play castaway.
  • On film, many a desert-island castaway has put a message in a bottle and cast it out to sea, hoping it would someday reach land.
  • Embark on a castaway picnic, where you are dropped off by boat at an isolated beach with a luncheon basket and wine.
British Dictionary definitions for castaway

castaway

/ˈkɑːstəˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a person who has been shipwrecked
2.
something thrown off or away; castoff
adjective (prenominal)
3.
shipwrecked or put adrift
4.
thrown away or rejected
verb
5.
(transitive, adverb; often passive) to cause (a ship, person, etc) to be shipwrecked or abandoned
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Word Origin and History for castaway
n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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castaway in the Bible

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.).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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