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1. Excrement; dung.
2. Something morally offensive; filth.

[Middle English, from Old French, from ord, filthy, from Latin horridus, frightful, from horrēre, to shudder.]


1. excrement; dung
2. something regarded as being morally offensive
[C14: via Old French, from ord dirty, from Latin horridus shaggy]


(ˈɔr dʒər, -dyʊər)

dung; manure; excrement.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French, =ord filthy (< Latin horridus horrid) + -ure ure]
or′dur•ous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ordure - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowelsordure - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
dog do, dog shit, dog turd, doggy do - fecal droppings from a dog
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
poop, shit, shite, turd, crap, dirt - obscene terms for feces
droppings, dung, muck - fecal matter of animals
meconium - thick dark green mucoid material that is the first feces of a newborn child
melaena, melena - abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)


[ˈɔːdjʊəʳ] N (lit, fig) → inmundicia f


n (liter) (= excrement)Kot m; (= rubbish)Unrat m, → Unflat m (geh); (liter fig)Schmutz m no pl
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He had a weekly allowance, from the society, of a vessel filled with human ordure, about the bigness of a Bristol barrel.
The literary histories might keep record of them, but it is loath some to think of those heaps of ordure, accumulated from generation to generation, and carefully passed down from age to age as something precious and vital, and not justly regarded as the moral offal which they are.
of incubating its eggs in a ball of ordure may also have commended it
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The pilgrims who have travelled from far and wide are famished and unkempt, numbers of them dying on the roadside, their corpses devoured by vultures, dogs, and jackals, while cattle feed richly on the human ordure deposited along the way.
Not by chance, the prostitute Thaide also appears with shit under her fingernails in Inferno 18, in the bolgia of the flatterers (whose punishment is echoed by Simone's fall into a ditch full of ordure in 8.
Twenty-nine minutes into the film a shot shows a pile of ordure and excrement in the courtyard of a dilapidated block of tenements.
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Recent rain had overflowed the kennel and the cobbles were slick with mud and ordure, and of course the entire clientele of the Mermaid had come out into the narrow street to watch.