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Meaning of CASTAWAY

Pronunciation:  'kastu`wey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a shipwrecked person
  2. [n]  a person who is rejected (from society or home)
  3. [adj]  suffering the misfortune of shipwreck; "shipwrecked sailors"; "castaways marooned on a desert island"

CASTAWAY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Ishmael, outcast, pariah, shipwreck survivor, shipwrecked, unfortunate
 See Also: abandoned person, Harijan, heretic, leper, misbeliever, religious outcast, unfortunate, unfortunate person, untouchable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cast"a*way\, n.
    1. One who, or that which, is cast away or shipwrecked.
    2. One who is ruined; one who has made moral shipwreck; a
             Lest . . . when I have preached to others, I myself
             should be a castaway.                 --1 Cor. ix.
  2. \Cast"a*way\, a.
    Of no value; rejected; useless.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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.).

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