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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a person who is stranded (as on an island);
- Example: "when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"

2. a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color;

3. an exploding firework used as a warning signal;


VERB (2)

1. leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue;
- Example: "the travellers were marooned"
[syn: maroon, strand]

2. leave stranded on a desert island without resources;
- Example: "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of dark brownish to purplish red;
[syn: maroon, brownish-red]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maroon \Ma*roon"\ (m[.a]*r[=oo]n"), a. [F. marron chestnut-colored, fr. marron a large French chestnut, It. marrone; cf. LGr. ma`raon. Cf. Marron.] Having the color called maroon. See 4th Maroon. [1913 Webster] Maroon lake, lake prepared from madder, and distinguished for its transparency and the depth and durability of its color. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maroon \Ma*roon"\, n. 1. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple. [1913 Webster] 2. An explosive shell. See Marron, 3. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maroon \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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maroon \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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Marron \Mar*ron"\, n. [See Maroon, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large chestnut. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. A chestnut color; maroon. [1913 Webster] 3. (Pyrotechny & Mil.) A paper or pasteboard box or shell, wound about with strong twine, filled with an explosive, and ignited with a fuse, -- used to make a noise like a cannon. [Written also maroon.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

colorful \colorful\ adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless. Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing; prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled] Syn: colourful. [WordNet 1.5] 2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious; flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque] [WordNet 1.5] 3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and monochrome. Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn, reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden; azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful, blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy; brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary, canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation; chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored, earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green, dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender, lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored; ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive; orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish; purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red; rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel, brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine; tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish; yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey, honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta; maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green; sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark, light.] Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

maroon adj 1: of dark brownish to purplish red [syn: maroon, brownish-red] n 1: a person who is stranded (as on an island); "when the tide came in I was a maroon out there" 2: a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color 3: an exploding firework used as a warning signal v 1: leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue; "the travellers were marooned" [syn: maroon, strand] 2: leave stranded on a desert island without resources; "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "maroon": Titian, Titian-red, abandon, back out, beg off, bivouac, bricky, cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cast away, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, crimson, cry off, damask, depart from, desert, discard, drop out, encamp, evacuate, ferruginous, fiery, fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, forsake, glowing, go back on, gules, hot, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, iron-red, isolate, jettison, jilt, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, leave, leave behind, leave flat, lobster-red, lurid, port-wine, puce, pull out, quit, quit cold, red, red-dyed, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown, renege, rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty, say goodbye to, scarlet, seclude, stammel, stand down, strand, take leave of, tent, throw over, tile-red, vacate, vermilion, vinaceous, warm, wine, wine-colored, wine-red, withdraw