The Anglish Moot
Old English sp English
Or conj A conjuction introducing alternatives; if not.
Or adj Or, 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 n A 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 n A plantation of trees grown for their products, as fruits, nuts, oil, etc.; also an enclosure or ground containing them.
Orchardful adj The quantity or number which fills an orchard.
Orchard-house n A glass house for the protection of delicate fruit, or is wanted early.
Orcharding n The cultivation of fruit trees in orchards.
Orchardlike adj Resembling or characteristic of an orchard.
Orchardman n Orchardist; a person who grows nd sells orchard fruits.
Ord n A point; a point of origin; a beginning. 2. a point of land; a promontory. 3. a point or edge of a weapon.
Ordeal n A 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 n OE. 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 n Regard, respect, reverence, honor, glory. 2. grace, favour, mercy, pity, clemency. 3. condition of being spared, security from danger, peace.
Ore n Beginning, origin, front, vanguard.
Ore n Seaweed, esp. that casts ashore and gathered for manure; also, called float-weed, seaweed.
Ore-body n A body or connected mass of ore in a mine as a vein, bed or pocket.
Oredelf n Quarry or excavate for minerals.
Oreful adj Honourable, venerable, merciful, compassionate.
Oreless adj Void of reverence, mercy, pity, merciless, cruel.
Oreshoot n an elongated body of ore that follow a vein.
Oreweed n Seaweed, also called sea-ore, float-weed.
Orf n Cattle as a possesion, esp. as inheritance. 2. cattle, orf, erf, livestock.
Orf-gild n In earlier times, a tax on those whose cattle damage manor property.
Orf-qualm n Cattle, murrain, plague.
Organ n Fusion 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 n A person or mechanism working the bellows of an organ.
Organ-grinder n The player of a barrel organ.
Organ-loft n A gallery containing an organ.
Organ-stop n Any of the many knobs near the keyboard of an organ used to select a different sound or timbres.
Orl n An alder tree.
Orl-fly n An alder fly.
Orgel n Pride, haughtiness, proud, haughty, presumtous.
Orgelness n Pride,haughtiness, hateur.
Or-mete adj Moderate, measured, mean
Or-meteless adj Measureless, excessive, immense.
Or-mod adj Without spirit, despondent, despairing, or-mood.
Orped adj stout, strenuous, valiant, bold. 2. of a heart: fierce, ffurious. 3.
Orpedly adv Stoutly, bravely.
Orpedness n Stoutness, bravery, boldness, valiance.
Orpedship n Bravery, valour, boldness.
Or-trow n Or-treow, distrust, diffidence, suspicion.
Or-trow vb To despair of, distrust, to despair, to become distrustful, to be unbelieving.
Ortrow adj Despairingly, distrustful, unbelieving.
Ortrowth n Distrust, diffidence, or-trow, suspicion.
Ory adj Seaweedy