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  1. abandoned on a desolate island or coast by way of punishment or the like, as was done by buccaneers: In exchange for food supplies left for them on the island, the marooned mutineers handed over the ship's instruments and charts.

  2. placed or left in an isolated and often dangerous position: Getting flood relief to the marooned villages has proved difficult.

  1. abandoned or stuck somewhere without resources: When flights were grounded after 9/11, Canadians offered their hospitality and their homes to put up marooned Americans.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of maroon2.

Origin of marooned


Words Nearby marooned Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use marooned in a sentence

  • While we were marooned here we visited Vale Crucis Abbey, about a mile distant.

  • So there we were, marooned, half a mile out to sea, in a tiny dinghy on which the Turks again switched their blarsted guns.

  • They were much more likely to get marooned on the ridge pole of the barn while pursuing some of their adventures.

  • And the other Aurigeans, down on Earth, would not be marooned there.

    The Worshippers | Damon Francis Knight
  • I bet you never heard of anybody being marooned on a desert signboard before.

    Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike | Percy Keese Fitzhugh