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See also OR, or-, -or, ór, òr, and őr

English

Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

Old English oþþe.

Conjunction

or

  1. Connects at least two words, phrases, clauses, etc. that each could make a sentence true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is "either...or".
  2. Logical union of two sets of values. There are two forms, an exclusive or and an inclusive or.
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Etymology 2

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] aurum (gold) via Old French or (yellow).

Noun

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Singular
or

Plural
-

or (-)
  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
Alternative forms

Sometimes abbreviated as o. in heraldic contexts. Sometimes capitalized Or to distinguish use as a color from use as a conjunction.

Related terms
  • Au (chemical symbol for gold)
Translations

Adjective

or (not comparable)
  1. (heraldry) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
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Basque

Noun

or

  1. dog

Catalan

Etymology

from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] aurum.

Noun

or m. (uncountable)

  1. gold

French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] aurum.

Noun

or m. (plural ors)

  1. gold
Related terms

Etymology 2

Vulgar Latin horā, alteration of hac hora.

Adverb

or

  1. (obsolete) now, presently

Conjunction

or

  1. yet, however

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Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse ǫlr, órir

Noun

or m. and f. (definite singular ora/oren; indefinite plural orer; definite plural orene)

  1. alder

References

  • or” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse ór

Preposition

or

  1. out of

References

  • or” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *uz.

Noun

ōr n.

  1. origin

Romanian

Pronunciation

Verb

(ele/ei) 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 aşteptăm puţin
    being that they might have something that we don't, we will need to wait a bit

Scots

Etymology

Possibly from a Northumbrian Old English variant of foran, but this is not certain.

Conjunction

or

  1. (South Scots) before (only in certain senses)
    It'll no be lang or A'm gaan on holiday.

Usage notes

Not archaic, but rare amongst young people.


Swedish

Noun

or

  1. mite
Inflection for or Singular Plural
Neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative or oret or oren
Genitive ors orets ors orens

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Tocharian A

Etymology

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

Noun

or n.

  1. wood

Tocharian B

Etymology

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

Noun

or n.

  1. wood

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