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Meaning of OUTCAST

Pronunciation:  'awt`kast

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who is rejected (from society or home)
  2. [adj]  excluded from a society

OUTCAST is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: castaway, friendless, Ishmael, pariah, unwanted
 See Also: Harijan, heretic, leper, misbeliever, religious outcast, unfortunate, unfortunate person, untouchable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Out"cast`\, a. [Cf. Sw. utkasta to cast out.]
    Cast out; degraded. ``Outcast, rejected.'' --Longfellow.
  2. \Out"cast`\, n.
    1. One who is cast out or expelled; an exile; one driven from
       home, society, or country; hence, often, a degraded
       person; a vagabond.
             The Lord . . . gathereth together the outcasts of
             Israel.                               --Ps. cxlvii.
    2. A quarrel; a contention. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
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