marooned marooned  /mə ˈrund/


  • (adj) cut off or left behind



  1. Motorists and bus passengers were marooned in stores, juke joints, crossroads hamlets all over the storm area.
  2. The premise: A planeload of young boys is marooned on a nameless tropical island and they are forced to fend for themselves.
  3. Romantic Man dreams of being marooned on a desert island with one ideal woman.


  1. Video: Three countries offer asylum to Edward Snowden

    Three Latin American countries - Nicaragua, Venezuela and Bolivia - have made offers of asylum to Edward Snowden. Charlie D'Agata reports how the NSA leaker, who has been marooned at a Moscow airport for two weeks, would be able to make a clean break.
    on July 7, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. Helicopter plucks stranded NC kayaker from river

    PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say rescuers from the N.C. Highway Patrol used a helicopter to pluck a marooned kayaker from the rain-swollen Haw River.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: The Daily Reflector

  3. Snowden adds six countries to his search for asylum

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden has sent out appeals for asylum to six more countries, WikiLeaks reported Friday, in a sign of the marooned fugitive's mounting desperation in the face of international indifference to his plight.        
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune


  1. "Many islands and a large swathe of the mangrove forest in the Sundarbans are still under water," Chakraborty said. "We have been dropping food to marooned people by helicopter."
    on May 27, 2009 By: Chakraborty Source: AFP

  2. Wigan manager Paul Jewell believes the Premier League would have enforced a points penalty on West Ham over the Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano transfer affair if they had been "marooned like Watford" at the bottom of the league.
    on Apr 29, 2007 By: Paul Jewell Source:

  3. "Over five lakh marooned people have been evacuated so far and the rest, too, would be shifted to relief camps and safe shelters in the next three days," Kumar said after a meeting with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) team led...
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Nitish Kumar Source: Hindu

Word of the Day
languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /