Definition of 'maroon'
Example sentences containing 'maroon'
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Four people are marooned on an Icelandic rock outcrop in terrible weather. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another way to enhance the deep maroon is to partner it with the soft creamy yellow of grasses and other spires of maroon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She cut a colourful figure by pairing the fringed white bikini top with maroon bottoms. The Sun (2013)The restaurant is marooned on an island and accessible only by foot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Many people have been marooned on rooftops or high ground. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It had carved beams around the windows and eaves painted a deep maroon. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Fulham are in danger of being marooned at the bottom of the table. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Soldiers are marooned on an island inhabited by monsters. The Sun (2010)Imagine those poor people marooned on the runway for something like four hours. The Sun (2013) Deep burgundy and maroon remain the height of floral chic. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The ones they would most like to have if they were to be marooned on a desert island. The Sun (2011)She likes to go on holiday by herself and says she would be happy marooned on a desert island. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Black was just above the middle of that table, with maroon the worst colour. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Seemingly marooned in the bottom three, we were nine points adrift of that fourth spot. The Sun (2009)Snow and ice left many people marooned in their homes, unable to get to the shops. The Sun (2011)The sort of Dad who could make being marooned on a desert island seem like a lark. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I was certain to check before setting out, for this is not a place to be marooned at the mercy of nature. Times, Sunday Times (2010)YOU would have thought West Ham had enough to cope with marooned at the bottom of the table. The Sun (2011)Staff have just been told they must swap their distinctive orange and navy uniforms for a deep maroon, the colour of the Qatari flag. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'maroon'
British English: maroon /məˈruːn/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is maroon is dark reddish-purple in colour.
...maroon velvet curtains.
- American English: maroon
- Arabic: مَنْبُوذ
- Brazilian Portuguese: castanho
- Chinese: 栗色的
- Croatian: kestenjast
- Czech: hnědočervený
- Danish: kastanjebrun
- Dutch: kastanjebruin
- European Spanish: granate
- Finnish: viininpunainen
- French: bordeaux
- German: kastanienbraun
- Greek: μπορντό
- Italian: bordeaux
- Japanese: 栗色の
- Korean: 밤색의
- Norwegian: rødbrun
- Polish: kasztanowy
- European Portuguese: castanho
- Romanian: maro
- Russian: темно-бордовый
- Spanish: granate
- Swedish: vinröd
- Thai: ซึ่งมีสีแดงม่วงเข้มอมน้ำตาล
- Turkish: vişne çürüğü renginde
- Ukrainian: темно-бордовий
- Vietnamese: nâu sẫm
British English: maroon VERB
If someone is marooned somewhere, they are left in a place that is difficult for them to escape from.
He was marooned for a year on the island.
Definition of maroon from the Collins English Dictionary
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