[kast-uh-wey, kahst-]

1520–30; noun, adj. use of verb phrase cast away

3. pariah, outlaw, leper. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
castaway (ˈkɑːstəˌweɪ)
1.  a person who has been shipwrecked
2.  something thrown off or away; castoff
3.  shipwrecked or put adrift
4.  thrown away or rejected
5.  (tr, adverb; often passive) to cause (a ship, person, etc) to be shipwrecked or abandoned

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Word Origin & History

1526 (n.) "one who is rejected," from cast (v.) + away. Specific sense "one adrift at sea" is from 1799. The adj. is first recorded 1542.
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Bible Dictionary

Castaway definition

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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Example sentences
Each suite has a deck and views to inspire castaway fantasies.
To remove one possible bias-that litter encourages more litter-the researchers
  inconspicuously picked up each castaway flyer.
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.
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