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ophan (plural ophanim)
- A member of an order of wheel-like angels.
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- orphane (obsolete)
Late Middle English, from Late Latin orphanus, from Ancient Greek ??????? (orphanós, “without parents, fatherless”), from Proto-Indo-European *h?órb?os.
Cognate with Sanskrit ???? (árbha), Latin orbus (“orphaned”), Old High German erbi, arbi (German Erbe (“heir”)), Old English ierfa (“heir”). More at erf.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /???f?n/
- (General American) IPA(key): /???f?n/
- Rhymes: -??(?)f?n
- Homophone: often (non-rhotic accents with the lot–cloth split)
orphan (plural orphans)
- A person, especially a minor, both or (rarely) one of whose parents have died.
- A person, especially a minor, whose parents have permanently abandoned them.
- A young animal with no mother.
- (figuratively) Anything that is unsupported, as by its source, provider or caretaker, by reason of the supporter's demise or decision to abandon.
- (typography) A single line of type, beginning a paragraph, at the bottom of a column or page.
- (computing) Any unreferenced object.
orphan (not comparable)
- Deprived of parents (also orphaned).
- (by extension, figuratively) Remaining after the removal of some form of support.
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orphan (third-person singular simple present orphans, present participle orphaning, simple past and past participle orphaned)
- (transitive) To deprive of parents (used almost exclusively in the passive)
- (transitive, computing) To make unavailable, as by removing the last remaining pointer or reference to.
- "orphan" at OneLook Dictionary Search.
- Orphan in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
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