(noun, adjective, verb)


1. of dark brownish to purplish red

Similar word(s): chromatic


1. a person who is stranded (as on an island)

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

Definition categories: person, unfortunate

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

Definition categories: attribute

3. an exploding firework used as a warning signal

Definition categories: man–made, firework, pyrotechnic

Sentences with maroon as a noun:

- maroon colour:


1. leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue

- the travellers were marooned

Similar word(s): strand

Definition categories: possession, abandon, desert, desolate, forsake

2. leave stranded on a desert island without resources

- The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island

Definition categories: change, insulate, isolate