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Definitions of or

  1. 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.
  2. Ere; before; sooner than. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Yellow or gold color, - represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. (heraldry) Gold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Gold, denoted by dots in engravings. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. See own recognizance.
  9. 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.
  10. Marking an alternative, and sometimes opposition. 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 connective that marks an alternative. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. 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.

Usage examples for or

  1. Or was that I? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. What can I say or think? – The Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles
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