(noun, adjective)


1. Cast adrift or ashore; marooned.

- After the mutiny, the castaway ship's officers suffered a month at sea in the lifeboat.

2. Shipwrecked.

- The storm left them castaway on an uninhabited island.


1. a person who is rejected (from society or home)

Similar word(s): ishmael, outcast, pariah

Definition categories: person, unfortunate

2. a shipwrecked person

Definition categories: person

Sentences with castaway as a noun:

- Robinson Crusoe was a famous fictional castaway.

- This old coat was a castaway in someone's trash.

- These homeless people are society's castaways.