UK [ˈkɑːstəˌweɪ] / US [ˈkæstəˌweɪ] noun [countable]
Word forms "castaway":
singular castaway plural castaways
someone whose ship has sunk and who is left on an island or beach where there are no other people

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  • Castaway — Cast a*way, n. 1. One who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a reprobate. [1913 Webster] Lest . . . when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Castaway — bezeichnet: Castaway – Die Insel, einen Spielfilm von Regisseur Nicolas Roeg von 1987 Cast Away – Verschollen, einen Spielfilm von Regisseur Robert Zemeckis von 2000 Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Castaway — Cast a*way, a. Of no value; rejected; useless. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castaway — index derelict (abandoned), discard, orphan, pariah Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • castaway — (n.) late 15c., one who is rejected, from CAST (Cf. cast) (v.) + AWAY (Cf. away). Specific sense one adrift at sea is from 1799. The adjective is first recorded 1540s …   Etymology dictionary

  • castaway — n derelict, *outcast, reprobate, pariah, untouchable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • castaway — ► NOUN ▪ a person who has been shipwrecked and stranded in an isolated place …   English terms dictionary

  • castaway — [kas′tə wā΄] n. 1. a person or thing cast out or off, esp. an outcast 2. a shipwrecked person adj. 1. thrown away; discarded 2. cast adrift or stranded, as by shipwreck …   English World dictionary

  • Castaway — A castaway is a person who is cast adrift or ashore. While the situation usually happens after a shipwreck, some people voluntarily stay behind on a deserted island either to evade their captors or the world in general. Alternatively a person or… …   Wikipedia

  • castaway — 1. adjective /ˈkæ.stə.weɪ/ a) Cast adrift or ashore; marooned. After the mutiny, the castaway ships officers suffered a month at sea in the lifeboat. b) Shipwrecked. The storm left them castaway on an uninhabited island. 2 …   Wiktionary

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