Definition and Meanings for maroon

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Maroon is ranked 38,385 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of maroon

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective

Etymology of maroon

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 see maroon a fugitive slave f. marron chestnut-colored, fr. marron a large french chestnut, it. marrone; cf. lgr. ma`raon. cf. marron

Meaning of maroon

as noun

  • in the west indies and guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate.

as adjective

  • having the color called maroon. see 4th maroon.

as noun

  • a brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple.
  • an explosive shell. see marron, 3.
  • No antonyms for maroon

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