Goods found of which the owner is not known; originally, such goods as a pursued thief threw away to prevent being apprehended, which belonged to the king unless the owner made pursuit of the felon, took him, and brought him to justice.
- A homeless person, especially a forsaken or orphaned child.
- An abandoned young animal.
- Something found and unclaimed, as an object cast up by the sea.
- Nautical See waft.