Meaning of OUTCAST in English

outcast 1

/owt"kast', -kahst'/ , n.

1. a person who is rejected or cast out, as from home or society: In the beginning the area was settled by outcasts, adventurers, and felons.

2. a homeless wanderer; vagabond.

3. rejected matter; refuse.


4. cast out, as from one's home or society: an outcast son.

5. pertaining to or characteristic of an outcast: outcast misery.

6. rejected or discarded: outcast opinions.

[ 1250-1300; ME; see OUT-, CAST ]

Syn. 1. exile, refugee, expatriate; leper, pariah.

outcast 2

/owt"kast', -kahst'/ , n. Scot.

a falling out; quarrel.

[ 1590-1600; n. use of v. phrase (Scot) cast out ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .