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or·phan

 (ôr′fən)
n.
1.
a. A child whose parents are dead.
b. A child who has been deprived of parental care and has not been adopted.
2. A young animal that has been prematurely separated from its parents or its mother.
3. One that lacks support, supervision, or care: A lack of corporate interest has made the subsidiary an orphan.
4. A technology or product that has not been developed or marketed, especially on account of being commercially unprofitable.
5. Printing A very short line of type at the bottom of a paragraph, column, or page.
adj.
1. Deprived of parents.
2. Intended for orphans: an orphan home.
3. Lacking support, supervision, or care.
4. Being a technology or product that is an orphan.
tr.v. or·phaned, or·phan·ing, or·phans
To deprive (a child or young animal) of a parent or parents.

[Middle English, from Late Latin orphanus, from Greek orphanos, orphaned; see orbh- in Indo-European roots.]

or′phan·hood′ n.

orphan

(ˈɔːfən)
n
1.
a. a child, one or (more commonly) both of whose parents are dead
b. (as modifier): an orphan child.
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the first line of a paragraph separated from the rest of the paragraph by occurring at the foot of a page
vb
(tr) to deprive of one or both parents
[C15: from Late Latin orphanus, from Greek orphanos; compare Latin orbus bereaved]

or•phan

(ˈɔr fən)
n.
1. a child who has lost both parents or, less commonly, one parent through death.
2. a young animal that is without its mother.
3. a person or thing that is without protective affiliation, sponsorship, etc.
4. (esp. in word processing) the first line of a paragraph when it appears alone at the bottom of a printed page. Compare widow (def. 3b).
adj.
5. bereft of parents.
6. of or for orphans.
v.t.
7. to cause to become an orphan.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin orphanus destitute, without parents < Greek orphanós bereaved; akin to Latin orbus bereaved]
or′phan•hood`, n.

orphan


Past participle: orphaned
Gerund: orphaning

Imperative
orphan
orphan
Present
I orphan
you orphan
he/she/it orphans
we orphan
you orphan
they orphan
Preterite
I orphaned
you orphaned
he/she/it orphaned
we orphaned
you orphaned
they orphaned
Present Continuous
I am orphaning
you are orphaning
he/she/it is orphaning
we are orphaning
you are orphaning
they are orphaning
Present Perfect
I have orphaned
you have orphaned
he/she/it has orphaned
we have orphaned
you have orphaned
they have orphaned
Past Continuous
I was orphaning
you were orphaning
he/she/it was orphaning
we were orphaning
you were orphaning
they were orphaning
Past Perfect
I had orphaned
you had orphaned
he/she/it had orphaned
we had orphaned
you had orphaned
they had orphaned
Future
I will orphan
you will orphan
he/she/it will orphan
we will orphan
you will orphan
they will orphan
Future Perfect
I will have orphaned
you will have orphaned
he/she/it will have orphaned
we will have orphaned
you will have orphaned
they will have orphaned
Future Continuous
I will be orphaning
you will be orphaning
he/she/it will be orphaning
we will be orphaning
you will be orphaning
they will be orphaning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been orphaning
you have been orphaning
he/she/it has been orphaning
we have been orphaning
you have been orphaning
they have been orphaning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been orphaning
you will have been orphaning
he/she/it will have been orphaning
we will have been orphaning
you will have been orphaning
they will have been orphaning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been orphaning
you had been orphaning
he/she/it had been orphaning
we had been orphaning
you had been orphaning
they had been orphaning
Conditional
I would orphan
you would orphan
he/she/it would orphan
we would orphan
you would orphan
they would orphan
Past Conditional
I would have orphaned
you would have orphaned
he/she/it would have orphaned
we would have orphaned
you would have orphaned
they would have orphaned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orphan - a child who has lost both parentsorphan - a child who has lost both parents  
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
2.orphan - someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.orphan - the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
4.orphan - a young animal without a mother
young, offspring - any immature animal
Verb1.orphan - deprive of parents
deprive, divest, strip - take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
Translations
يَتيميَتِيمٌ
сирак
sirotek
forældreløsforældreløst barn
یتیم
orpo
siročesirotan
árva
anak yatim
munaîarleysingi
孤児
고아
orbaorbus
našlaičių prieglauda
bārenis
sirotaosirelý
sirota
föräldralöst barn
ลูกกำพร้า
сирота
trẻ mồ côi

orphan

[ˈɔːfən]
A. Nhuérfano/a m/f
B. ADJhuérfano
C. VT to be orphanedquedarse huérfano
she was orphaned at the age of ninequedó huérfana a los nueve años
the children were orphaned by the accidentel accidente dejó huérfanos a los niños

orphan

[ˈɔːrfən]
norphelin(e) m/f
vt
to be orphaned → devenir orphelin

orphan

nWaise f, → Waisenkind nt; the accident left him an orphander Unfall machte ihn zur Waise or zum Waisenkind; like orphan Annie (inf)wie bestellt und nicht abgeholt
adjWaisen-; orphan childWaisenkind nt
vtzur Waise machen; to be orphanedzur Waise werden; he was orphaned by the warer ist (eine) Kriegswaise; he was orphaned at the age of threeer wurde Waise, als er drei Jahre alt war

orphan

[ˈɔːfn]
1. adj & norfano/a
2. vt to be orphanedrestare orfano/a

orphan

(ˈoːfən) noun
a child who has lost both parents (rarely only one parent). That little girl is an orphan; (also adjective) an orphan child.
ˈorphanage (-nidʒ) noun
a home for orphans.

orphan

يَتِيمٌ sirotek forældreløs Waisenkind ορφανό huérfano orpo orphelin siroče orfano 孤児 고아 wees foreldreløst barn sierota órfão сирота föräldralöst barn ลูกกำพร้า kimsesiz trẻ mồ côi 孤儿

or·phan

n. huérfano-a.

orphan

n huérfano -na mf
References in classic literature ?
Now that he is past all benefit of the money, and it's come to us, I should like to find some orphan child, and take the boy and adopt him and give him John's name, and provide for him.
We're getting a little boy from an orphan asylum in Nova Scotia and he's coming on the train tonight.
He threw himself, therefore, into the love for his little Jehan with the passion of a character already profound, ardent, concentrated; that poor frail creature, pretty, fair- haired, rosy, and curly,--that orphan with another orphan for his only support, touched him to the bottom of his heart; and grave thinker as he was, he set to meditating upon Jehan with an infinite compassion.
Her father grew worse; her time was more entirely occupied in attending him; her means of subsistence decreased; and in the tenth month her father died in her arms, leaving her an orphan and a beggar.
My feet they are sore, and my limbs they are weary; Long is the way, and the mountains are wild; Soon will the twilight close moonless and dreary Over the path of the poor orphan child.
The only sister of this good lady had died in giving birth to a female infant, and the fever of 1805 had, within a very few years of the death of the mother, deprived the youthful orphan of her remaining parent.
Because," replied the Man, "the Baby belongs to the Orphan Asylum.
But now that he was enveloped in the old calico robes which had grown yellow in the same service, he was badged and ticketed, and fell into his place at once--a parish child--the orphan of a workhouse--the humble, half-starved drudge--to be cuffed and buffeted through the world--despised by all, and pitied by none.
Remorselessly to rob you, an orphan, as any brigand might do?
You decline to help the poor little orphan child of the village organist, and secretly you have her brought up in your own home, and stop the sale of your pictures for the sake of the child whom you had only once contemptuously addressed.
orphan is commonly sent to an asylum, where by careful cultivation of
Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it.