English dictionary


or |ɔːr| — a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific

orach |ˈɔːrətʃ| — any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshes

orache |ˈɒrətʃ| — any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshes

oracle |ˈɔːrəkl| — an authoritative person who divines the future

oracular |əˈrækjələr| — obscurely prophetic

oral |ˈɔːrəl| — an examination conducted by spoken communication

orally |ˈɔːrəli| — (of drugs) through the mouth rather than through injection; by mouth

orang |oranɡ| — large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits

orange |ˈɔːrɪndʒ| — round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees

orangeade |ˌɔːrɪndʒˈeɪd| — sweetened beverage of diluted orange juice

Orangeman |ˈɔːrɪndʒmən| — a member of a society founded in Ireland in 1795 to uphold Protestantism and the British sovereign

orangery |ˈɔːrɪndʒəri| — a place where oranges are grown; a plantation of orange trees in warm climes or a greenhouse in cooler areas

orangutan |ɔ:ˌræŋətæn| — large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits

orate |ɔːrˈreɪt| — talk pompously

oration |ɔːˈreɪʃn| — an instance of oratory

orator |ˈɔːrətər| — a person who delivers a speech or oration

oratorical |ˌɔːrəˈtɔːrɪkl| — characteristic of an orator or oratory

oratorio |ˌɔːrəˈtɔːrioʊ| — a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

oratory |ˈɔːrətɔːri| — addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)

orb |ɔːrb| — the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye

orbicular |ɔːrˈbɪkjələr| — circular or nearly circular

orbit |ˈɔːrbɪt| — the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another

orbital |ˈɔːrbɪtl| — of or relating to an orbit

orbiter |ˈɔːrbɪtər| — man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon

orchard |ˈɔːrtʃərd| — garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

orchestra |ˈɔːrkɪstrə| — a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players

orchestral |ɔːrˈkestrəl| — relating to or composed for an orchestra

orchestrate |ˈɔːrkɪstreɪt| — write an orchestra score for

orchestration |ˌɔːrkˈstreɪʃn| — an arrangement of a piece of music for performance by an orchestra or band

orchid |ˈɔːrkɪd| — any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors

orchil |ˈɔːrtʃɪl| — a purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens

orchis |ˈɔːrkɪs| — any of various deciduous terrestrial orchids having fleshy tubers and flowers in erect terminal racemes

ordain |ɔːrˈdeɪn| — order by virtue of superior authority; decree

ordained |ɔːrˈdeɪnd| — fixed or established especially by order or command

ordeal |ɔːrˈdiːl| — a severe or trying experience

order |ˈɔːrdər| — (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed

ordered |ˈɔːrdərd| — having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule

ordering |ˈɔːrdərɪŋ| — logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements

orderliness |ˈɔːrdərlinəs| — the quality of appreciating method and system

orderly |ˈɔːrdərli| — a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer

ordinal |ˈɔːrdənl| — the number designating place in an ordered sequence

ordinance |ˈɔːrdɪnəns| — an authoritative rule

ordinarily |ˌɔːrdnˈerəli| — under normal conditions

ordinariness |ˈɔːrdnri| — the quality of being commonplace and ordinary

ordinary |ˈɔːrdneri| — a judge of a probate court

ordination |ˌɔːrdnˈeɪʃn| — the status of being ordained to a sacred office

ordnance |ˈɔːrdnəns| — military supplies

ordure |ˈɔːrdʒər| — solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

ore |ɔːr| — a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined

oread |ˈɔːriːæd| — (Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs

organ |ˈɔːrɡən| — a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

organ-grinder |ˈɔːrɡən ɡraɪndər| — a street musician who plays a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy

organdie |ˈɔːrɡəndi| — a sheer stiff muslin

organdy |ˈɔːrɡəndiː| — a sheer stiff muslin

organelle |ˌɔːɡəˈnɛl| — a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ

organic |ɔːrˈɡænɪk| — a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter

organically |ɔːrˈɡænɪkli| — as an important constituent

organism |ˈɔːrɡənɪzəm| — a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

organist |ˈɔːrɡənɪst| — a person who plays an organ

organization |ˌɔːrɡənəˈzeɪʃn| — a group of people who work together

organizational |ˌɔːrɡənəˈzeɪʃənl| — of or relating to an organization

organize |ˈɔːrɡənaɪz| — create (as an entity)

organized |ˈɔːrɡənaɪzd| — being a member of or formed into a labor union

organizer |ˈɔːrɡənaɪzər| — a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise

orgasm |ˈɔːrɡæzəm| — the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

orgiastic |ˌɔːrdʒiˈæstɪk| — used of frenzied sexual activity

orgy |ˈɔːrdʒi| — any act of immoderate indulgence

oriel |ˈɔːriəl| — a projecting bay window corbeled or cantilevered out from a wall

orient |ˈɔːriənt| — the countries of Asia

oriental |ˌɔːriˈentl| — denoting or characteristic of countries of the Far East

orientalism |ˌɔːrɪˈentəlɪzm| — the scholarly knowledge of Asian cultures and languages and people

orientalist |ˌɔːrɪˈentəlɪst| — a specialist in oriental subjects

orientalize |ˌɔːrɪˈentəlaɪz| — make oriental in character

orientate |ˈɔːriənteɪt| — determine one's position with reference to another point

orientation |ˌɔːriənˈteɪʃn| — the act of orienting

oriented |ˈɔːriˌentəd| — adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination

orifice |ˈɔːrɪfɪs| — an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

oriflamme |ˈɒrɪflam| — an inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle

origanum |əˈriɡənəm| — any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings

origin |ˈɔːrɪdʒɪn| — the place where something begins, where it springs into being

original |əˈrɪdʒənl| — an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made

originality |əˌrɪdʒəˈnæləti| — the ability to think and act independently

originally |əˈrɪdʒənəli| — in an original manner

originate |əˈrɪdʒɪneɪt| — come into existence; take on form or shape

origination |əˌrɪdʒəˈneɪʃən| — an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

originative |əˈrɪdʒəneɪtɪv| — containing seeds of later development

originator |əˈrɪdʒɪneɪtər| — someone who creates new things

orinasal |ˌɔːriːˈneɪzəl| — a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)

oriole |ˈɔːrioʊl| — mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black

Orion |oˈraɪən| — (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation

orison |ˈɒrɪzən| — reverent petition to a deity

orlop |ˈɔːrlɑːp| — the fourth or lowest deck

ormolu |ˈɔːrməluː| — brass that looks like gold; used to decorate furniture

ornament |ˈɔːrnəmənt| — something used to beautify

ornamental |ˌɔːrnəˈmentl| — any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

ornamentation |ˌɔːrnəmenˈteɪʃn| — the state of being ornamented

ornate |ɔːrˈneɪt| — marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details

ornithological |ˌɔːrnəθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl| — of or relating to ornithology

ornithologist |ˌɔːrnɪˈθɑːlədʒɪst| — a zoologist who studies birds

ornithology |ˌɔːrnɪˈθɑːlədʒi| — the branch of zoology that studies birds

ornithorhynchus  — type genus of the family Ornithorhynchidae

orogeny |ɔːˈrɑːdʒəni| — the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)

orography |oʊˈrɑːɡrəfiː| — the science of mountains

oroide |ˈɔːroʊɪd| — alloy of copper and tin and zinc; used in imitation gold jewelry

orotund |ˈɔːrətʌnd| — ostentatiously lofty in style

orphan |ˈɔːrfn| — a child who has lost both parents

orphanage |ˈɔːrfənɪdʒ| — the condition of being a child without living parents

orphaned |ˈɔːrfənd| — deprived of parents by death or desertion

orphanhood |ˈɔːfənhʊd| — the condition of being a child without living parents

Orpheus |ˈɔːrfiəs| — (Greek mythology) a great musician; when his wife Eurydice died he went to Hades to get her back but failed

Orphic |ˈɔːrfɪk| — having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding

orpin |ˈɔːpɪn| — perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers

orpine |ˈɔːrpɪn| — perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers

Orpington |ˈɔːpɪŋtən| — English breed of large chickens with white skin

orrery |ˈɔːrəri| — planetarium consisting of an apparatus that illustrates the relative positions and motions of bodies in the solar system by rotation and revolution of balls moved by wheelwork; sometimes incorporated in a clock

orris |ˈɔˌrɪs| — German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome

orrisroot |ˈɒrɪsruːt| — fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines

orthodox |ˈɔːrθədɑːks| — of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism

orthodoxy |ˈɔːrθədɑːksi| — the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)

orthoepy |ɔːrˈθoʊəpiː| — the way a word or a language is customarily spoken

orthogonal |ɔːrˈθɒɡənəl| — not pertinent to the matter under consideration

orthographic |ˌɔːrθəˈɡræfɪk| — of or relating to or expressed in orthography

orthography |ɔːrˈθɑːɡrəfi| — a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols

orthopaedic |ˌɔːrθəˈpiːdɪk| — of or relating to orthopedics

orthopaedics |ˌɔːrθəˈpiːdɪks| — the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints

orthopaedist |ˌɔːθəʊˈpiːdɪst| — a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)

orthopedic |ˌɔːrθəˈpiːdɪk| — of or relating to orthopedics

orthopedics |ˌɔrθəˈpidɪks| — the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints

orthopedist |ˌɔːrθəˈpiːdəst| — a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)

orthoptic |ɔːrˈθɑːptɪk| — of or relating to normal binocular vision

ortolan |ˈɔːrtələn| — brownish Old World bunting often eaten as a delicacy

oryx |ˈɔːrɪks| — large African antelope with long straight nearly upright horns