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  1. orc(n.)

    (Mythology) A mythical monster of varying descriptions; an ogre.

  2. orc(n.)

    The orca.

  3. Origin: [L. orca, a kind of whale: cf. F. orque.]


  1. Orc

    Our present-day conception of an orc or ork is one of a race of mythical humanoid creatures, generally described as brutish, aggressive and repulsive, stemming from the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, where orcs contrast with the benevolent Elvish race. Tolkien developed his idea of the orc from the Old English term orc. In popular culture, they are variously portrayed. Orc facial features tend toward the grotesque, and their skin typically varies from black to grey to green. It may be physically stronger or weaker than humans, but always high in numbers. They often ride boars, wolves, and wargs. In many role-playing and computer games, orcs have green or greenish skin.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orc

    ork, n. any whale, the grampus. [L. orca.]

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  1. ORC

    What does ORC stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ORC acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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  1. CRO

  2. cor , Cor.

  3. roc, ROC

  4. OCR


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ORC in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ORC in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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