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Definitions of orphan

  1. To cause to become an orphan; to deprive of parents. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To deprive of a parent or parents. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. deprive of parents Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a young animal without a mother Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. A child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also, a child who has but one parent living. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A child who has lost one or, more commonly, both parents by death. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A child bereft of father or mother, or of both. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Child bereft of either parent, or of both. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A child deprived of its parents by death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A child bereaved of father and mother. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A child bereaved of father or mother, or both-more usually of both. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. deprived of parents by death or desertion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. Bereaved of parents, or (sometimes) of one parent. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Being without parents, because of their death. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Being so bereft. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Bereaved of parents. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for orphan

  1. The young couple therefore were guests in the house of the bride's uncle, she being also an orphan – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  2. " No, dear, I am very sure they would never be willing to have their brother's orphan children so ill treated," said Mrs. Weston, " and I think they will not let many days pass before they come to see about it." – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
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