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Definitions of or

  1. a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations; "great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Before. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Ere; before; sooner than. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. See own recognizance.
  7. Yellow or gold color, - represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Otherwise; either; else; as, you may take this book or that one. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Marking an alternative, and sometimes opposition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. (heraldry) Gold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Marking an alternative. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Either; else; a disjunctive, often preceded by either. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Also; alias. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A termination used to form (1) nouns of agent; as, actor, competitor; (2) comparatives of Latin origin; as, junior; (3) abstract and concrete nouns of Latin origin; as, honor, terror. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A connective that marks an alternative. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Gold, denoted by dots in engravings. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A particle that marks an alternative; the correlative of either; or ever, before. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. In her., gold, which is expressed by engraved small dots. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. dictgcide_fs
  21. Yellow or gold color, represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. dictgcide_fs
  22. or, adv. ere, before. [Ere.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. or, conj. marking an alternative, and sometimes opposition [short for other, modern Eng. either].--prep. (B.) before. [In this sense a corr. of ere.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. or, n. (her.) gold. [Fr.,--L. aurum, gold.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Gold-o. Blanc, Platinum-o. Cyanure d', see Gold-o. Divise, see Gold-o. Hydrochlorate d', see Gold-o. Iodure d', see Gold-o. Metallique, see Gold-o. Nitromuriate d', see Gold-o. Oxide d', see Gold-o. et de Sodium chlorure d', see Gold-o. et de Soude, Muriate d', see Gold. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  26. (herald.). Gold or yellow in armorial bearings. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. (archaic). Before, ere, (chiefly now in or ever, or e\'er, poet.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. conj. introducing second of two alternatives (white or black), all but the first (white or grey or black) or only the last (white, grey, or black) of any number, the second of each of several pairs (white or black, red or yellow, blue or green), or (poet.) each of two (or in the heart or in the head). An alternative introduced by or may be (1) on equal footing with preceding (shall you be there or not?; any Tom, Dick, or Harry), (2) true of other instances (ripe tomatoes are red or yellow), (3) mere synonym (common or garden), (4) indication that preceding is doubtfully accurate (one or two, five or six, &c., a few), (5) explanation of preceding (saw a dug-out or hollowed-tree boat), (6) statement of only remaining possibility or choice given (often after either; a thing must surely be or not be; for goodness sake either take it or leave it), (7) statement of result of rejection &c. of preceding (often with else; she must weep or she must die; make haste, or else you will be late), (8) second &c. member of indirect question or conditional protasis after whether (ask him whether he was there or not; must do it whether I like or dislike it). In syntax, a set of alternatives with or is sing. if each member is sing. (man or woman, boy or girl, goes unmolested; not go); if the members differ in number &c., the nearest prevails (were you or he, was he or you, there?; either he or you were, either you or he was), but some forms (e.g., was I or you on duty?) are avoided; forms in which difference of gender in the members causes difficulty with pronouns (a landlord or landlady expects their, his or her, his, rent) are usually avoided, their rent or the rent due to them being ungrammatical, his or her rent or the rent due to him or her clumsy, & his rent or the rent due to him slovenly. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. [Fr.] (Her.) The metal gold in coats of arms, represented in engraving by small dots. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. conj. [Anglo-Saxon] A disjunctive particle noting distribution, distinction, and sometimes opposition;- usually an alternative answering to either. Cabinet Dictionary
  31. n. [French, Latin] The yellow or gold colour represented on an escutcheon by small dots. Cabinet Dictionary

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