The difference between Castaway and Reject

When used as nouns, castaway means a shipwrecked sailor, whereas reject means something that is rejected.

Castaway is also adjective with the meaning: cast adrift or ashore.

Reject is also verb with the meaning: to refuse to accept.

check bellow for the other definitions of Castaway and Reject

  1. Castaway as an adjective:

    Cast adrift or ashore; marooned.


    "After the mutiny, the castaway ship's officers suffered a month at sea in the lifeboat."

  2. Castaway as an adjective:



    "The storm left them castaway on an uninhabited island."

  3. Castaway as an adjective:

    Cast out; rejected or excluded from a group.

  1. Castaway as a noun (nautical):

    A shipwrecked sailor.


    "Robinson Crusoe was a famous fictional castaway."

  2. Castaway as a noun:

    A discarded person or thing.


    "This old coat was a castaway in someone's trash."

  3. Castaway as a noun:

    An outcast; someone cast out of a group or society.


    "These homeless people are society's castaways."

  1. Reject as a verb (transitive):

    To refuse to accept.


    "She even rejected my improved offer."

  2. Reject as a verb (basketball):

    To block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.

  3. Reject as a verb:

    To refuse a romantic advance.


    "I've been rejected three times this week."

  1. Reject as a noun:

    Something that is rejected.

  2. Reject as a noun (derogatory, _, slang):

    An unpopular person.

  3. Reject as a noun (colloquial):

    a rejected defective product in a production line