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Meaning of MAROON

Pronunciation:  mu'roon

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an exploding firework used as a warning signal
  2. [adj]  dark brownish to purplish red
  3. [v]  isolate without resources; "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
  4. [v]  leave stranded; put ashore on a desolate island and abandon

MAROON is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: brownish-red, chromatic, strand
 See Also: abandon, desert, desolate, firework, forsake, insulate, isolate, pyrotechnics



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ma*roon"\, n. [Written also {marroon}.] [F. marron,
    abbrev. fr. Sp. cimarron wild, unruly, from cima the summit
    of a mountain; hence, negro cimarron a runaway negro that
    lives in the mountains.]
    In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free
    negro, living in the mountains.
  2. \Ma*roon"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marooned}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Marooning}.] [See {Maroon} a fugitive slave.]
    To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and
    leave him to his fate.
    {Marooning party}, a social excursion party that sojourns
       several days on the shore or in some retired place; a
       prolonged picnic. [Southern U. S.] --Bartlett.
  3. \Ma*roon"\, a. [F. marron chestnut-colored, fr. marron a
    large French chestnut, It. marrone; cf. LGr. ?. Cf.
    Having the color called maroon. See 4th {Maroon}.
    {Maroon lake}, lake prepared from madder, and distinguished
       for its transparency and the depth and durability of its
  4. \Ma*roon"\, n.
    1. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a
       scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
    2. An explosive shell. See {Marron}, 3.
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