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Definition of MAROON

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Maroon \Ma*roon"\ (m[.a]*r[=oo]n"), a. [F. marron chestnut-colored, fr. marron a large French chestnut, It. marrone; cf. LGr. ma`raon. Cf. {Marron}.] Having the color called maroon. See 4th {Maroon}. [1913 Webster]

     {Maroon lake}, lake prepared from madder, and distinguished for its transparency and the depth and durability of its color. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Maroon \Ma*roon"\, n.
     1. A brownish or dull red of any description, esp. of a scarlet cast rather than approaching crimson or purple. [1913 Webster]

     2. An explosive shell. See {Marron}, 3.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Maroon \Ma*roon"\, n. [Written also {marroon}.] [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.] In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Maroon \Ma*roon"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marooned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Marooning}.] [See {Maroon} a fugitive slave.] To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate. [1913 Webster]

     {Marooning party}, a social excursion party that sojourns several days on the shore or in some retired place; a prolonged picnic. [Southern U. S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Marron \Mar*ron"\, n. [See {Maroon}, a.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A large chestnut. [Obs.] --Holland.
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     2. A chestnut color; maroon.
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     3. (Pyrotechny & Mil.) A paper or pasteboard box or shell, wound about with strong twine, filled with an explosive, and ignited with a fuse, -- used to make a noise like a cannon. [Written also {maroon}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}.

     Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled}]

     Syn: colourful.
          [WordNet 1.5]

     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of {colorless} or {dull}. [Narrower terms: {brave, fine, gay, glorious}; {flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained}; {flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty}; {picturesque}] [WordNet 1.5]

     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of {colorless} and {monochrome}.

     Note: [Narrower terms: {tinted}; {touched, tinged}; {amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown}; {amethyst}; {auburn, reddish-brown}; {aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden}; {azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue}; {bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome}; {blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue}; {blushful, blush-colored, rosy}; {bottle-green}; {bronze, bronzy}; {brown, brownish, dark-brown}; {buff}; {canary, canary-yellow}; {caramel, caramel brown}; {carnation}; {chartreuse}; {chestnut}; {dun}; {earth-colored, earthlike}; {fuscous}; {green, greenish, light-green, dark-green}; {jade, jade-green}; {khaki}; {lavender, lilac}; {mauve}; {moss green, mosstone}; {motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured}; {mousy, mouse-colored}; {ocher, ochre}; {olive-brown}; {olive-drab}; {olive}; {orange, orangish}; {peacock-blue}; {pink, pinkish}; {purple, violet, purplish}; {red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet}; {red, reddish}; {rose, roseate}; {rose-red}; {rust, rusty, rust-colored}; {snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown}; {sorrel, brownish-orange}; {stone, stone-gray}; {straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured}; {tan}; {tangerine}; {tawny}; {ultramarine}; {umber}; {vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red}; {yellow, yellowish}; {yellow-green}; {avocado}; {bay}; {beige}; {blae bluish-black or gray-blue)}; {coral}; {creamy}; {cress green, cresson, watercress}; {hazel}; {honey, honey-colored}; {hued(postnominal)}; {magenta}; {maroon}; {pea-green}; {russet}; {sage, sage-green}; {sea-green}] [Also See: {chromatic}, {colored}, {dark}, {light}.]

     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "maroon":
     Titian, Titian-red, abandon, back out, beg off, bivouac, bricky, cardinal, carmine, carnation, carnelian, cast away, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, crimson, cry off, damask, depart from, desert, discard, drop out, encamp, evacuate, ferruginous, fiery, fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, forsake, glowing, go back on, gules, hot, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, iron-red, isolate, jettison, jilt, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, leave, leave behind, leave flat, lobster-red, lurid, port-wine, puce, pull out, quit, quit cold, red, red-dyed, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown, renege, rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty, say goodbye to, scarlet, seclude, stammel, stand down, strand, take leave of, tent, throw over, tile-red, vacate, vermilion, vinaceous, warm, wine, wine-colored, wine-red, withdraw


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