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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
References in classic literature ?
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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In 1663, without explicitly referring to Carpenter or any other pastoral texts for that matter, Gearing made the very same comparison in A Bridle for the Tongue: "a slanderer may be compared to a Swine, that coming into a Garden where he seeth sweet Flowers, and stinking Ordure, neglecteth the Flowers and runs presently to the Dung" (126-27).
One of the most striking features of Martin's subcreation is its unsanitariness; he seldom misses an opportunity to work some reference to odor, ordure, or squalor into his tale.
The city scavengers were supposed to remove dirt from the streets, including offal from slaughterhouses and ordure from cesspits.
of results Feces 22,592 Faeces 1,750 Ordure 2 Dung 19 Manure 154 Excreta 153 Stool 22,756 Stool NOT faeces 21,798 Stool NOT feces 18,314
He ordered them to cover the containers of daily ordure, to mix them with water from the fountain at the square and dump them into the sewers at the end of that block.
De mon cote et suite a ce que disait Epimenide, je soutiens la meme chose s'agissant de Lepreos, ton secretaire: je te conseille et te supplie de le promener en public sur un ane ou un porc blanchis a la chaux (31) et le renvoyer de ta presence, car il s'agit d'un cadavre, d'un epouvantail, d'une ordure, toute a fait etranger a ta noblesse.
Desde que Millet (2001) assumiu publicamente o seu gosto por este tipo de praticas, ela e seu parceiro se tornaram objeto de reacoes desaprovadoras, as quais este ultimo respondeu em uma obra intitulada Comme si notre amour etait une ordure (23) (Henric, 2004).