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English adjective: maroon

1. maroon of dark brownish to purplish red



Antonymsachromatic, neutral

English noun: maroon

1. maroon (person) a person who is stranded (as on an island)

SamplesWhen the tide came in I was a maroon out there.

Broader (hypernym)unfortunate, unfortunate person

2. maroon (attribute) a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color

Broader (hypernym)purplish red, purplish-red

3. maroon (artifact) an exploding firework used as a warning signal

Broader (hypernym)firework, pyrotechnic

English verb: maroon

1. maroon (possession) leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue

SamplesThe travellers were marooned.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)abandon, desert, desolate, forsake

2. maroon (change) leave stranded on a desert island without resources

SamplesThe mutinous sailors were marooned on an island.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)insulate, isolate

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