Definitions for orangeˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-; Fr. ɔˈrɑ̃ʒ for 3,6

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•angeˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-(n.)

  1. any of various globose, reddish yellow, bitter or sweet, edible citrus fruits.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of various white-flowered evergreen trees of the genus Citrus, bearing such fruit.

    Category: Plants

  3. a color between yellow and red in the spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 590 and 610 nm; reddish yellow.

    Category: Physics

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to the orange.

  5. prepared with oranges or orangelike flavoring:

    orange sherbet.

  6. of the color orange; reddish yellow.

Origin of orange:

1300–50; ME < OF orenge, c. Sp naranja < Ar nāranj < Pers nārang

Or•angeˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-; Fr. ɔˈrɑ̃ʒ for 3,6(n.)

  1. a member of a European princely family ruling in the United Kingdom from 1689 to 1702 and in the Netherlands since 1815.

    Category: Western History

  2. a river in the Republic of South Africa, flowing W from Lesotho to the Atlantic. 1300 mi. (2095 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 119,890.

    Category: Geography (places)

  4. a town in SE France, near Avignon: Roman ruins. 26,468.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orange(noun)

    round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees

  2. orange, orangeness(noun)

    orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow

  3. orange, orange tree(noun)

    any citrus tree bearing oranges

  4. orange(noun)

    any pigment producing the orange color

  5. Orange, Orange River(adj)

    a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean

  6. orange, orangish(adj)

    of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. orange(noun)ˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-; Fr. ɔˈrɑ̃ʒ for 3,6

    a round orange-colored citrus fruit

    oranges and lemons; orange juice

  2. orangeˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-; Fr. ɔˈrɑ̃ʒ for 3,6

    a color made by mixing red and yellow

    The walls are deep orange.

  3. orange(adjective)ˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-; Fr. ɔˈrɑ̃ʒ for 3,6

    having the color made by mixing red and yellow

    an orange sweater


  1. orange(Noun)

    An evergreen tree of the genus Citrus such as Citrus aurantium.

  2. orange(Noun)

    The fruit of an orange tree; a citrus fruit with a slightly sour flavour.

  3. orange(Noun)

    The colour of a ripe orange (the fruit); a color midway between red and yellow.

  4. orange(Verb)

    To color orange.

  5. orange(Verb)

    To become orange.

  6. orange(Adjective)

    Having the colour of the fruit of an orange tree; yellowred; reddish-yellow.

  7. Orange(Adjective)

    Relating to the Orange Order.

  8. Orange(ProperNoun)

    A town in France.

  9. Orange(ProperNoun)

    The name of the Dutch Royal House.

  10. Orange(ProperNoun)

    Prince or Princess of Orange. Title of the first-born to the Dutch Royal House.

  11. Origin: French Orange, from Old French Orenge, from Medieval Latin Aurasica, from Latin Aurasiō, from Gaulish *arausi 'temple (head), cheek' (cf. Old Irish ara, arae 'temples', Irish placename Arai Chiach).


  1. Orange

    The colour orange takes its name from the orange fruit. On the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters, it is located between red and yellow. In Europe and America, orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, fire, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season, and Protestantism. In Asia, it is an important symbolic colour of Buddhism and Hinduism.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'orange' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2845

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'orange' in Nouns Frequency: #2125

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'orange' in Adjectives Frequency: #810

Anagrams of orange

  1. groane, onager

  2. groane

  3. onager

Translations for orange

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of the colour orange

an orange dress.

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