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Definition of the noun orphan

What does orphan mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: orphans

  1. a child who has lost both parents
  2. someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision
  3. the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: line = text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
  4. a young animal without a mother
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic words: offspring / young = any immature animal

Alternative definition of the noun orphan

noun

  1. A person, especially a minor, both or (rarely) one of whose parents have died.
  2. A young animal with no mother.
  3. [figuratively] Anything that is unsupported, as by its source, provider or caretaker, by reason of the supporter's demise or decision to abandon.
  4. [typography] A single line of type, beginning a paragraph, at the bottom of a column or page.
  5. [computing] Any unreferenced abstract object.

Definition of the adjective orphan

What does orphan mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. Deprived of parents (also [term, orphaned]).
  2. [by extension, figuratively] Remaining after the removal of some form of support.

Definition of the verb orphan

What does orphan mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: orphaned | orphaning | orphans

  1. deprive of parents

Alternative definition of the verb orphan

verb

  1. [transitive] To deprive of parents (used almost exclusively in the passive)
  2. [transitive] [computing] To make unavailable, as by unlinking the last remaining pointer to.

Films

  1. "Orphan" is a 2009 American psychological horror thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. It stars Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard and Isabelle Fuhrman. The film centers on a couple who, after the death of their unborn child, adopt a mysterious 9-year-old girl. Orphan was produced by Joel Silver and Susan Downey of Dark Castle Entertainment, and Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran of Appian Way Productions. The film was released theatrically in the United States on July 24, 2009. The film received mixed critical reviews, although Fuhrman's performance as Esther was acclaimed.
  2. "Orphan" a.k.a. "Lawaaris": Laawaris is a blockbuster Bollywood drama film released in 1981 directed by Prakash Mehra. The film became known for its hit song "Mere Angene Mein, Tumhara Kya Kaam Hai" rendered twice: the first time by a young Alka Yagnik who earned her first Filmfare nomination as best female playback singer, and the second time by Amitabh Bachchan. The second version turned out to be a mega hit especially due to Amitabh's performance in drag wear. The lyrics of the song were funny and gives tribute to all kinds of wives be they fat, tall, dark skinned or fair skinned. Even until today the song is popular among audiences. Laawaris starred Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Zeenat Aman and Raakhee. In Urdu, "Laawaris" means bastard or loosely means orphan. Although the word has a negative connotation, it is not as negative as the English connotation. The story revolves around an orphan who stumbles over reality in search for his parents.
  3. "Orphan" is a film.

Characters

  1. Orphan is a fictional character from the 2010 film Open.
  2. Orphan is a fictional character from the 1987 film Mr India.
  3. Orphan is a fictional character from the 1992 film Newsies.
  4. Orphan is a fictional character from 2011 film Ticking Clock.
  5. Orphan is a fictional character from the 1980 film Bronco Billy.
  6. Orphan is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
  7. Orphan is a fictional character from the 1987 film Mr India.
  8. Orphan is a fictional character from the 2010 film Knucklehead.
  9. Orphan is a fictional film character.
  10. Orphan is a fictional character from the 1969 film Raja Saab.
  11. Orphan is a fictional character from the 2009 film Stan Helsing.
  12. Orphan is a fictional character from the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
  13. Orphan is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like The Little Orphan, Little Orphan Annie.

Miscellanea

Orphan: An Orphan is a child whose parents are dead or have abandoned them permanently. In common usage, only a child who has lost both parents is called an orphan. When referring to animals, only the mother's condition is usually relevant. If she has gone, the offspring is an orphan, regardless of the father's condition.

  • also known as 孤兒

Phrases with Orphan

Phrases starting with the word Orphan:

  1. Orphan drug
  2. orphan site
  3. Orphan Medicine

Phrases ending with the word Orphan:

  1. Half Orphan
  2. Success Has Many Fathers, Failure Is an Orphan

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Orphan

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Google previewEvergreen: A Guide to Writing with Readings (2016)

by Susan Fawcett

An orphan is a child . . . 9. A dictatorship is a form of government . . . Second, the writer provides the distinguishing characteristics or details that make this person, object, or idea different from all others in that category. What the reader wants to ...

Google previewInfants, Children, and Adolescents (2016)

by CTI Reviews

An orphan is a child whose parents are dead or have abandoned them permanently. In common usage, only a child who has lost both parents is called an orphan. When referring to animals, only the mother's condition is usually relevant.

Google previewThat Pride of Race and Character (2014)

The Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South by Caroline E. Light

Insisting that the home was “founded as a protest against the prevailing idea that the orphan is a bond-servant, or in any way inferior in needs or rights to anybody's child,” Sonn supported orphans' elevated class aspirations and directed ...

Google previewReal World Adobe InDesign CS4 (2009)

by Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner

An orphan is the first line of a paragraph that lands all by itself at the bottom of a column or page. Widows and orphans are the bane of a typesetter's existence. Designers sometimes also refer to the singleword last line of a paragraph as either ...

Google previewA Sourcebook on African-American Performance (2002)

Plays, People, Movements by Annemarie Bean

a father who is an orphan is a foundling. And that's just on the level of language, that's just the words.

Google previewThe Practice of Homefulness (2014)

by Walter Brueggemann

Yahweh is the guarantor, the orphan is the one who has no guarantees. Everything hinges on the third term of the poetic line, find mercy. It is in mercy that the guarantor and the one without guarantees get together. The two are linked in mercy, ...

Google previewTheology, Mission and Child (2014)

Global Perspectives by Bill Prevette, Keith J. White, C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell, D. J. Konz

The second offers a lament based upon what is done to the girl child in patriarchal Botswana 1In Botswana, an orphan is a child under the age of eighteen who has lost one or both parents, whether biological or adoptive. A child whose ...

Google previewThe Soldier's Orphan: A Tale (2015)

by Mrs Costello by Clare Broome Saunders

The Soldier's Orphan is a study of male/female power relations; of the importance of education for all, but particularly women«s education; of the significance of a woman«s reputation and the disparity between acceptable behaviour for men ...

Google previewThe Dream Encyclopedia (2009)

by James R Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Orphan The orphan is a symbol of an unwanted, unloved child, one who is needy , misunderstood, and abused by strict, un-nurturing people who exert merciless control and authority. This symbol may represent childhood memories and fears ...

Google previewA Type Primer (2002)

by John Kane

An orphan is a short line of type left alone at the start of a new column. Consider the example opposite. You know already that text is meant to read as a field of a more-or-less middle tone. You can see how an unusually short line at the top or ...

Google previewPublish Your Family History (2010)

Preserving Your Heritage in a Book by Susan Yates, Greg Ioannou

Similarly, an orphan is a single line of type that begins a new paragraph at the bottom of a column or page. These lines or words look lonely, and in fact that's exactly how they are corrected: by giving them some company. If you need to add ...

Google previewThe Orphan in Eighteenth-century Law and Literature (2011)

Estate, Blood, and Body by Cheryl Nixon

Chapter 2 The Propertied Orphan: Public/Private Papers and Parliamentary Acts Defining the Public/Private Orphan The propertied orphan is a figure ideally suited to an exploration of the interpenetration of the public and private spheres: a ...

Google previewContinuing Bonds (2014)

New Understandings of Grief by Dennis Klass, Phyllis R. Silverman, Steven Nickman

Being an orphan is a permanent condition. A child might be taken in, or even adopted, by surrogate parents, but the orphan la bel recognized the reality of the change in the child's life. The studies reported in these chapters show that even as ...

Google previewMobile Agents: Control Algorithms (2000)

by Joachim Baumann

Now an orphan is an agent for which the following condition holds true: ...

Google previewReal World Adobe InDesign CS5 (2010)

by Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, Bob Bringhurst

An orphan is the first line of a paragraph that lands all by itself at the bottom of a column or page. Widows and orphans are the bane of a typesetter's existence. Designers sometimes also refer to the singleword last line of a paragraph as either ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Orphan gene cluster in the sequence databanks. Do not confuse with → orphon. See → fast evolving gene, → orphan gene cluster, → pioneer sequence. b) Any protein-coding gene present in one, but not in any other lineage of the ...

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of New York and Its Vicinity (1898)

With Maps of New York and Its Environs ...

The following corporate schools participate by law in the school fund, and are, therefore, under the general supervision of the Board of Education : Borough of Manhattan — The New York Orphan Asylum, Protestant Half-Orphan Asylum, Leake ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Immunobiology (2016)

hormone receptor b TRb NR1A2 Thyroid hormones Vitamin D receptor VDR NR1I1 1a,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and lithocholic acid Adopted orphan receptors Constitutive androstane receptor CAR NR1I3 Xenobiotics Farnesoid X receptor a ...

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Small photo of MALOLOTJA, SWAZILAND-JULY 31: Unidentified orphan schoolboy on July 31, 2008 in Malolotja Government School, Malolotja, Swaziland. Close to 10% of Swazilands population are orphans, due to HIV/AIDS.Small photo of MBABANE, SWAZILAND - AUGUST 6: Unidentified orphan Swazi schoolboy in a local school on August 6, 2008 in Mbabane, Swaziland. 10 percent of Swaziland's total population are orphans, due to HIV/AIDS.Small photo of MBABANE, SWAZILAND - AUGUST 6: Unidentified orphan Swazi schoolboy in a local school on August 6, 2008 in Mbabane, Swaziland. 10 percent of Swaziland's total population are orphans, due to HIV/AIDS.Small photo of MALOLOTJA, SWAZILAND-JULY 31: Unidentified orphan schoolboy on July 31, 2008 in Malolotja Government School, Malolotja, Swaziland. Close to 10% of Swazilands population are orphans, due to HIV/AIDS.Small photo of MALOLOTJA, SWAZILAND-JULY 31: Unidentified orphan schoolboy on July 31, 2008 in Malolotja Government School, Malolotja, Swaziland. Close to 10% of Swazilands population are orphans, due to HIV/AIDS.Small photo of MBABANE, SWAZILAND - AUGUST 5: Portrait of unidentified orphan Swazi child on August 5, 2008 in Mbabane, Swaziland. Close to 10 percent of Swaziland's total population are orphans, due to HIV/AIDS.Small photo of MALOLOTJA, SWAZILAND-JULY 31: Unidentified orphan schoolboy on July 31, 2008 in Malolotja Government School, Malolotja, Swaziland. Close to 10% of Swazilands population are orphans, due to HIV/AIDS. More...

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Quotes about Orphan

No man died without being an orphan.
His mother dead, he is an orphan.
Wife and daughter are unfit to match her.
Mother alone has the drive to save him (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of O1R1P3H4A1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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