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Definition 1: an exploding firework used as a warning signal - [noun denoting artifact]

(maroon is a kind of ...) (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.

Definition 2: a dark purplish-red to dark brownish-red color - [noun denoting attribute]

(maroon is a kind of ...) a red with a tinge of purple

Definition 3: a person who is stranded (as on an island) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where maroon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when the tide came in I was a maroon out there

(maroon is a kind of ...) a person who suffers misfortune

Definition 4: leave stranded on a desert island without resources - [verb of change]

Samples where maroon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island

(maroon is a kind of ...) place or set apart

"They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"

Definition 5: leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue - [verb of possession]

Samples where maroon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the travellers were marooned

Synonyms for maroon in the sense of this definition

(maroon is a kind of ...) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

"The mother deserted her children"

Definition 6: of dark brownish to purplish red - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for maroon in the sense of this definition

(maroon is similar to ...) being or having or characterized by hue

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