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* (UK) IPA(key): /ɔː(ɹ)/ * (US) IPA(key): /ɔɹ/, /oʊɹ/ * * Rhymes: -ɔː(r) * (St. Louis (Missouri)) IPA(key): /ɑɹ/ * Homophones: oar, ore, o'er, aw (in non-rhotic accents), awe (in non-rhotic accents)

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English - Etymology 1

Old English _oþþe_, from Proto-Germanic _*efþan_ (“or”). CONJUNCTION OR * Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either […] or". * 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, _The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian_, volume V, page 5 The sporophyte foot is also characteristic: it is very broad and more or less lenticular OR disciform, as broad OR broader than the calyptra stalk […] , and is sessile on the calyptra base […] * Logical union of two sets of values. There are two forms, an exclusive or and an inclusive or. * Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities. * Otherwise; a consequence of the condition that the previous is false _It's raining! Come inside OR you'll catch a cold!_ * Connects two equivalent names. _the country Myanmar or Burma_ SYNONYMS * and/or TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * neither * nor

Old English oþþe, from Proto-Germanic *efþan (or).

Conjunction

or

  1. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either [] or".
  2. Logical union of two sets of values. There are two forms, an exclusive or and an inclusive or.
  3. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
  4. Otherwise; a consequence of the condition that the previous is false
    It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
  5. Connects two equivalent names.
    the country Myanmar or Burma
Synonyms
  • and/or
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Old French _or_ (“yellow”), from Latin _aurum_ (“gold”) NOUN Wikipedia OR (_uncountable_) * (heraldry) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms. 1909, The metals are gold and silver, these being termed "OR" and "argent". — Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, _A Complete Guide to Heraldry_ 1889, In engraving, "OR" is expressed by dots. — Charles Norton Elvin, _A Dictionary of Heraldry_ SYNONYMS * (gold or yellow tincture): o., Or RELATED TERMS * Au (chemical symbol for gold) TRANSLATIONS ADJECTIVE OR (_not comparable_) * (heraldry) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms. SYNONYMS * gold TRANSLATIONS

From Old French or (yellow), from Latin aurum (gold)

Noun

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or (uncountable)

  1. (heraldry) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
    1909, The metals are gold and silver, these being termed "or" and "argent". — Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, A Complete Guide to Heraldry
    1889, In engraving, "Or" is expressed by dots. — Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry
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Adjective

or (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
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English - Etymology 3

Late Old English _ār_, from Scandinavian (compare Old Norse _ár_). Compare _ere_. ADVERB OR * (obsolete) Early (on). * (obsolete) Earlier, previously. PREPOSITION OR * (now archaic or dialect) Before; ere. * 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, _Le Morte d'Arthur_, Book VII: "Sey ye never so," seyde Sir Bors, "for many tymys OR this she hath bene wroth with you, and aftir that she was the firste that repented hit."

Late Old English ār, from Scandinavian (compare Old Norse ár). Compare ere.

Adverb

or

  1. (obsolete) Early (on).
  2. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.

Preposition

or

  1. (now archaic or dialect) Before; ere.

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English - Anagrams

* RO

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Basque - Alternative Forms

* hor (dialectal) * ora (dialectal)

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Basque - Etymology

1103; variant of _hor_, from Proto-Basque _*hor_. Mostly replaced by _zakur_.

1103; variant of hor, from Proto-Basque *hor. Mostly replaced by zakur.

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Basque - Noun

OR * dog SYNONYMS * txakur, zakur

or

  1. dog

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Catalan - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈɔɾ/

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔɾ/

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Catalan - Etymology

From Latin _aurum_.

From Latin aurum.

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Catalan - Noun

OR m (_plural_ ORS) * gold

or m (plural ors)

  1. gold

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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ɔʁ/

  • IPA(key): /ɔʁ/

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French - Etymology 1

From Latin _aurum_, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European _*h₂é-h₂us-o-_ (“glow”). NOUN OR m (_plural_ ORS) * gold * (heraldry) or (yellow in heraldry) RELATED TERMS * orfèvre SEE ALSO * Appendix:Colors

From Latin aurum, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂é-h₂us-o- (glow).

Noun

or m (plural ors)

  1. gold
  2. (heraldry) or (yellow in heraldry)
Related terms
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  • Appendix:Colors

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French - Etymology 2

From Vulgar Latin _hā_ _horā_, alteration of _hac_ _hora_. ADVERB OR * (obsolete) now, presently CONJUNCTION OR * yet, however

From Vulgar Latin horā, alteration of hac hora.

Adverb

or

  1. (obsolete) now, presently

Conjunction

or

  1. yet, however


Which the in categoryFRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* “or” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

Which the in categoryIDO - ETYMOLOGY
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Ido - Etymology

From French _or_, Italian _ora_, _or_.

From French or, Italian ora, or.

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Ido - Conjunction

OR * yet; however

or

  1. yet; however

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Italian - Adverb

OR * apocopic form of _ora_ DERIVED TERMS * ormai * or ora

or

  1. apocopic form of ora

Derived terms

Which the in categoryMIDDLE FRENCH - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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Middle French - Alternative Forms

* aur

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Middle French - Noun

OR m (_uncountable_) * gold (metal) * gold (color) DESCENDANTS * French: or

or m (uncountable)

  1. gold (metal)
  2. gold (color)

Descendants

  • French: or

Which the in categoryNORWEGIAN BOKMÅL - ETYMOLOGY
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Norwegian Bokmål - Etymology

From Old Norse _ǫlr_, _órir_

From Old Norse ǫlr, órir

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Norwegian Bokmål - Noun

OR f, m (_definite singular_ ORA _or_ OREN, _indefinite plural_ ORER, _definite plural_ ORENE) * an alder (_tree of genus Alnus_) SYNONYMS * older

or f, m (definite singular ora or oren, indefinite plural orer, definite plural orene)

  1. an alder (tree of genus Alnus)

Synonyms

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Norwegian Bokmål - References

* “or” in _The Bokmål Dictionary_.

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Norwegian Nynorsk - Etymology 1

From Old Norse _ǫlr_, _órir_ NOUN OR f (_definite singular_ ORA, _indefinite plural_ ORER, _definite plural_ ORENE) OR m (_definite singular_ OREN, _indefinite plural_ ORAR, _definite plural_ ORANE) * an alder (_tree of genus Alnus_)

From Old Norse ǫlr, órir

Noun

or f (definite singular ora, indefinite plural orer, definite plural orene)

or m (definite singular oren, indefinite plural orar, definite plural orane)

  1. an alder (tree of genus Alnus)

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Norwegian Nynorsk - Etymology 2

From Old Norse _ór_ PREPOSITION OR * out of

From Old Norse ór

Preposition

or

  1. out of

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Norwegian Nynorsk - References

* “or” in _The Nynorsk Dictionary_.

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Old English - Etymology

Proto-Germanic _*uz_.

Proto-Germanic *uz.

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Old English - Noun

ŌR n * origin

ōr n

  1. origin

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Old French - Etymology

Latin _aurum_.

Latin aurum.

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Old French - Noun

OR m (_oblique plural_ ORS, _nominative singular_ ORS, _nominative plural_ OR) * gold (metal) * CIRCA 1250, Marie de France, _Guigemar_ En bacins d'OR ewe aporterent They brought water in basins made of gold * gold (color) * (by extension) blond(e) color

or m (oblique plural ors, nominative singular ors, nominative plural or)

  1. gold (metal)
  2. gold (color)
  3. (by extension) blond(e) color

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Romanian - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [or]

  • IPA(key): [or]

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Romanian - Verb

(ELE/ENI) OR (_modal auxiliary; third-person plural form of VREA, used with infinitives to form presumptive tenses_) * (they) might _fiindcă OR avea ceva pe care noi nu-l avem, va trebui să așteptăm puțin_ being that they might have something that we don't, we will need to wait a bit

(ele/eni) or (modal auxiliary; third-person plural form of vrea, used with infinitives to form presumptive tenses)

  1. (they) might
    fiindcă or avea ceva pe care noi nu-l avem, va trebui așteptăm puțin
    being that they might have something that we don't, we will need to wait a bit

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Romansch - Alternative Forms

* (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) aur * (Surmiran) ôr

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Romansch - Etymology

From Latin _aurum_.

From Latin aurum.

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Romansch - Noun

OR m * (Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader) gold

or m

  1. (Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader) gold

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Scots - Etymology

A variant of ere, obsolete in modern English.

A variant of ere, obsolete in modern English.

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Scots - Conjunction

OR * before or until (only in certain senses) _It'll nae be lang OR A gang ma holiday._- It'll not be long until/ before I go on holiday USAGE NOTES Not archaic, but rare amongst young people.

or

  1. before or until (only in certain senses)
    It'll nae be lang or A gang ma holiday.- It'll not be long until/ before I go on holiday

Usage notes

Not archaic, but rare amongst young people.

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Scottish Gaelic - Etymology

Possibly from Old Irish _amar_ (“song, singing”). See _òran_.

Possibly from Old Irish amar (song, singing). See òran.

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Scottish Gaelic - Noun

OR m (_genitive_ ORA, _plural_ ORA, ORTHACHAN, _or_ ORRACHAN) * hymn, incantation, petition, prayer SYNONYMS * ob

or m (genitive ora, plural ora, orthachan, or orrachan)

  1. hymn, incantation, petition, prayer

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Swedish - Noun

OR n * a mite DECLENSION SYNONYMS * kvalster

or n

  1. a mite

Declension

Synonyms

  • kvalster

Which the in categoryTOCHARIAN A - ETYMOLOGY
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Tocharian A - Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European _*dóru_, with unexplained loss of initial */d/. Compare Tocharian B _or_.

From Proto-Indo-European *dóru, with unexplained loss of initial */d/. Compare Tocharian B or.

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Tocharian A - Noun

OR n * wood

or n

  1. wood

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Tocharian B - Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European _*dóru_, with unexplained loss of initial */d/. Compare Tocharian A _or_.

From Proto-Indo-European *dóru, with unexplained loss of initial */d/. Compare Tocharian A or.

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Tocharian B - Noun

OR n * wood RELATED TERMS * ārwa (from plural)

or n

  1. wood

Related terms

  • ārwa (from plural)


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