Old EnglishspEnglish
Or conj A conjuction introducing alternatives; if not.
Or adjOr, as in ordeal: out of. 2. exit, exodus, departure. 3. without, bereft of.
Or phr"Or Else" - otherwise something unpleasant will happen be done, as a result.
Or phr"Or Rather" - put more exactly, more accurately.
Or phr"Or So" - approximately.
Or phr"Or Something" - or some similar thing, person, condition, activity etc.
Or phr"Or Whatever" - or any other, others of a kind indicated (the reference being to things, persons, groups, actions etc)
Ora nA Danish money of account, reckoned in the Domesday book as equaling 20p. 2. a measure of weight, used in Domesday Book for the ounce.
Orchard nA plantation of trees grown for their products, as fruits, nuts, oil, etc.; also an enclosure or ground containing them.
Orchardful adjThe quantity or number which fills an orchard.
Orchard-house nA glass house for the protection of delicate fruit, or is wanted early.
Orcharding nThe cultivation of fruit trees in orchards.
Orchardlike adjResembling or characteristic of an orchard.
Orchardman nOrchardist; a person who grows nd sells orchard fruits.
Ord nA point; a point of origin; a beginning. 2. a point of land; a promontory. 3. a point or edge of a weapon.
Ordeal nA painful, exhausting, or emotionally trying experience, esp. when regarded as a test of a person's endurance or character; an ordeal as a learning experience. 2. formerly, a method of deciding guilt or innocence by exposing a person to physical danger or torment, the outcome being considered divine judgment. 3. trial, adversity, affliction, blow, calamity, disaster, grief, hardship, misery, nightmare, torment, torture, trauma, tribulation
Ordeal phr"Ordeal by Fire/Water" - any test of courage, endurance etc (from a medieval trial bein by ordeal, based on the belief that supernatural intervention would prevent the accused, if innocent, from being burned by fire or drowned.
Ore nOE. an unwrought metal. 2. a natural substance containing an economically valuable metal, and sometimes forming part of a rock. 3. loosely, a natural substance a non-metallic mineral, sulfur ore.
Ore nRegard, respect, reverence, honor, glory. 2. grace, favour, mercy, pity, clemency. 3. condition of being spared, security from danger, peace.
Ore nBeginning, origin, front, vanguard.
Ore nSeaweed, esp. that casts ashore and gathered for manure; also, called float-weed, seaweed.
Ore-body nA body or connected mass of ore in a mine as a vein, bed or pocket.
Oredelf nQuarry or excavate for minerals.
Oreful adjHonourable, venerable, merciful, compassionate.
Oreless adjVoid of reverence, mercy, pity, merciless, cruel.
Oreshoot nan elongated body of ore that follow a vein.
Oreweed nSeaweed, also called sea-ore, float-weed.
Orf nCattle as a possesion, esp. as inheritance. 2. cattle, orf, erf, livestock.
Orf-gild nIn earlier times, a tax on those whose cattle damage manor property.
Orf-qualm nCattle, murrain, plague.
Organ nFusion of late Old English organe, and Old French orgene (12c.), both meaning "musical instrument," both from Latin organa, plural of organum "a musical instrument," from Greek organon "implement, tool for making or doing; musical instrument; organ of sense, organ of the body," literally "that with which one works," from PIE *werg-ano-, from root *werg- "to do," related to Greek ergon "work" and Old English weorc (see urge). Applied vaguely in late Old English to musical instruments; sense narrowed by late 14c. to the musical instrument now known by that name (involving pipes supplied with wind by a bellows and worked by means of keys)though Augustine (c.400) knew this as a specific sense of Latin organa. The meaning "body part adapted to a certain function" is attested from late 14c., from a Medieval Latin sense of Latin organum. Organ-grinder is attested from 1806.
Organ-blower nA person or mechanism working the bellows of an organ.
Organ-grinder nThe player of a barrel organ.
Organ-loft nA gallery containing an organ.
Organ-stop nAny of the many knobs near the keyboard of an organ used to select a different sound or timbres.
Orl nAn alder tree.
Orl-fly nAn alder fly.
Orgel nPride, haughtiness, proud, haughty, presumtous.
Orgelness nPride,haughtiness, hateur.
Or-mete adjModerate, measured, mean
Or-meteless adjMeasureless, excessive, immense.
Or-mod adjWithout spirit, despondent, despairing, or-mood.
Orped adjstout, strenuous, valiant, bold. 2. of a heart: fierce, ffurious. 3.
Orpedly advStoutly, bravely.
Orpedness nStoutness, bravery, boldness, valiance.
Orpedship nBravery, valour, boldness.
Or-trow nOr-treow, distrust, diffidence, suspicion.
Or-trow vbTo despair of, distrust, to despair, to become distrustful, to be unbelieving.
Ortrow adjDespairingly, distrustful, unbelieving.
Ortrowth nDistrust, diffidence, or-trow, suspicion.
Ory adjSeaweedy
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