What does orange mean?

Definitions for orange
ˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-; Fr. ɔˈrɑ̃ʒ for 3,6or·ange

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orangenoun

    round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees

  2. orange, orangenessnoun

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

  3. orange, orange treenoun

    any citrus tree bearing oranges

  4. orangenoun

    any pigment producing the orange color

  5. Orange, Orange Riveradjective

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

  6. orange, orangishadjective

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


  1. orangenoun

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

  2. orangenoun

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

  3. orangenoun

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

  4. orangeverb

    To color orange.

  5. orangeverb

    To become orange.

  6. orangeadjective

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

  7. Orangeadjective

    Relating to the Orange Order.

  8. Orangenoun

    A town in France.

  9. Orangenoun

    The name of the Dutch Royal House.

  10. Orangenoun

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

  11. Etymology: 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).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Orangenoun

    The leaves have two lobes or appendages at their base like ears, and cut in form of a heart; the fruit is round and depressed, and of a yellow colour when ripe, in which it differs from the citron and lemon. The species are eight. Philip Miller

    Etymology: orange, Fr. aurentia, Latin.

    I will discharge it in your straw-colour’d beard, your orange tawny beard. William Shakespeare, Mids. Night’s Dream.

    The notary came aboard, holding in his hand a fruit like an orange, but of colour between orange tawny and scarlet, which cast a most excellent odour, and is used for a preservative against infection. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    Fine oranges, sauce for your veal,
    Are charming when squeez’d in a pot of brown ale. Jonathan Swift.

    The ideas of orange colour and azure, produced in the mind by the same infusion of lignum nephriticum, are no less distinct ideas than those of the same colours taken from two different bodies. John Locke.


  1. orange

    An orange is a type of citrus fruit which is typically round, with a smooth, bright orange or yellowish skin and a juicy, sweet-tangy flesh inside. It also refers to the color which is between red and yellow in the visible spectrum. The term "orange" can also describe the tree that bears this fruit.


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orange

    or′anj, n. a delightful gold-coloured fruit with a thick, rough skin, within which are usually from eight to ten juicy divisions: the tree on which it grows: a colour composed of red and yellow.—adj. pertaining to an orange: orange-coloured.—ns. Orangeāde′, a drink made with orange juice; Or′ange-bloss′om, the white blossom of the orange-tree, worn by brides.—adj. Or′ange-col′oured, having the colour of an orange.—ns. Or′ange-lil′y, a garden-plant with large orange flowers; Or′ange-peel, the rind of an orange separated from the pulp; Or′angery, a plantation of orange-trees: an orange-garden.—adj. Or′ange-taw′ny (Shak.), of a colour between orange and brown.—n. the colour itself.—n. Or′ange-wife (Shak.), a woman who sells oranges. [Fr.,—It. arancio—Pers. naranj, the n being dropped; it was thought to come from L. aurum, gold, hence Low L. aurantium.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Orange is ranked #7629 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Orange surname appeared 4,350 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Orange.

    48.8% or 2,124 total occurrences were White.
    43.5% or 1,893 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 123 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.6% or 116 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 57 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.8% or 37 total occurrences were Asian.

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 for orange »

  1. groane

  2. onager

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orange in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orange in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of orange in a Sentence

  1. Elaine Higgleton:

    It's probably that transgender figures have had a much higher profile in the media -- you only have to think of people like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox and programs like 'Orange is the New Black', i think there's been a lot more awareness of gender issues which has led people to use these terms more.

  2. Orange County:

    Dr. Raul Pino has been our trusted partner and friend throughout the pandemic. His sound medical advice has helped guide me and countless other Orange County leaders to make the best decisions possible in dealing with COVID-19, it is my fervent hope that Dr. Pino returns to work on behalf of the residents of Orange County soon.

  3. Officer Amanda Topping:

    I just saw the biggest flames I've ever seen, the biggest explosion, i just saw orange and... felt the heat, the wave.

  4. Sarah Chester:

    Of course, and Orange County would be great.

  5. Marcel Lehel Lazar:

    From what I remember I was using red for accounts I hacked, orange for the ones I could hack, and green for the ones I tried to hack and was not able to.

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Translations for orange

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  • lemoenboom, lemoen, oranjeAfrikaans
  • ɔrengeAkan
  • برتقال, برتقالة, شجرة البرتقال, برتقالي, البرتقاليArabic
  • portağal, narincıAzerbaijani
  • әфлисунBashkir
  • апэльсі́навае дрэ́ва, апэльсі́н, ара́нжавыBelarusian
  • портока́л, оранжев, портока́лов, ора́нжевBulgarian
  • aranis, aramisBislama
  • কমলাBengali
  • orañjezenn, orañjezBreton
  • taronger, taronja, ataronjat, carabassaCatalan, Valencian
  • апельсин, цlеран босChechen
  • pomerančovník, pomeranč, oranžovýCzech
  • oren, melyngochWelsh
  • appelsintræ, appelsin, orangeDanish
  • Orange, Apfelsine, Apfelsinenbaum, OrangenbaumGerman
  • πορτοκάλι, πορτοκαλιά, πορτοκαλήςGreek
  • oranĝarbo, oranĝujo, oranĝo, oranĝokoloraEsperanto
  • naranja, naranjo, china, anaranjadoSpanish
  • apelsinipuu, apelsin, oranžEstonian
  • laranja, laranjondoBasque
  • پرتقال, نارنجی, نارنجPersian
  • appelsiini, oranssi, appelsiinipuuFinnish
  • senikavikaFijian
  • appilsinFaroese
  • oranger, orangeFrench
  • oráiste, flannbhuí, dath oráiste, crann oráistíIrish
  • òr-mheas, oraindsear, oraindsScottish Gaelic
  • laranxa, laranxeiraGalician
  • સંતરુ, નારંગીGujarati
  • oranje, oranje-vuighManx
  • mai ruwan lemo, lemoHausa
  • תפוז, כתוםHebrew
  • नारंगी, संतराHindi
  • narancssárga, narancs szín, narancs, narancsfa, narancsszínűHungarian
  • նարինջ, գազարագույն, նարնջագույնArmenian
  • jeruk manis, limau, jingga, oranyeIndonesian
  • oranja, oranjeaIdo
  • appelsínugulur, appelsínaIcelandic
  • arancione, arancio, aranciaItalian
  • כָּתוֹםHebrew
  • 橙色, オレンジ, みかん, オレンジ色Japanese
  • jerukJavanese
  • სტაფილოსფერი, ფორთოხალიGeorgian
  • ya malalaKongo
  • қызғылт сарыKazakh
  • លឿងទុំ, ក្រូចពោធិសាត់, ពណ៌លឿងKhmer
  • ಕಿತ್ತಳೆ, ಕಿತ್ತಳೆ ಬಣ್ಣದಲ್ಲಿರುತ್ತದೆKannada
  • 주황색, 오렌지나무, 오렌지Korean
  • pirteqal, پرته‌قاڵ, دار پرته‌قاڵ, pirteqalîKurdish
  • owraval, rudhvelynCornish
  • токсарыKyrgyz
  • aurantium, aurantia, arantium, aurantius, arantiusLatin
  • Orangëbam, OrangeLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ya malálaLingala
  • ສົ້ມLao
  • apelsinas, apelsinmedis, oranžinė spalva, apelsininė spalva, oranžinė, oranžinisLithuanian
  • apelsīns, oranžsLatvian
  • laoranjy, volom-boasary, menapina, voasaryMalagasy
  • āraniMāori
  • портокалова, портокал, портокаловMacedonian
  • നാരങ്ങMalayalam
  • жүрж, улбар шарMongolian
  • नारिंगी, संत्रे, नारिंगMarathi
  • limau, jingga, pokok limau, orenMalay
  • larinġa, oranġjoMaltese
  • ကမ္ဗလာ, ကမ္ဗလာသီးBurmese
  • oranje, sinaasappelboom, sinaasappel, appelsien, appelsienenboom, geelrood, brandgeelDutch
  • appelsintre, appelsin, oransjeNorwegian
  • chʼil łitsxooí, łichxíʼíNavajo, Navaho
  • irangeOccitan
  • апельсинOssetian, Ossetic
  • pomarańczowy, pomarańcz, drzewo pomarańczowe, pomarańczaPolish
  • laranja, laranjeira, alaranjado, cor-de-laranjaPortuguese
  • portocală, portocaliu, portocal, oranj, portocaleRomanian
  • ора́нжевый цвет, апельси́н, ора́нжевый, апельси́новое де́рево, оранRussian
  • aranzu, colore de aranzu, ruggiu, ruiu, arbule de aranzu, arrubiuSardinian
  • نارنگيءَ جو وَڻُ, نارنگِيSindhi
  • appelsiidna, oránšaNorthern Sami
  • narančasta, pomòrānča, помо̀ра̄нџа, на̀ра̄нџа, nàrāndža, pomòrāndža, narandžasta, nàrānča, наранџаста, наранчаста, narandžast, наранџастSerbo-Croatian
  • දොඩම්Sinhala, Sinhalese
  • pomaranč, oranžovýSlovak
  • pomaranča, oranžna, oranženSlovene
  • lanumoliSamoan
  • ranjisiShona
  • jaalleSomali
  • portokallAlbanian
  • sefate sa lamunu, lamunuSouthern Sotho
  • apelsin, apelsinträd, orange, brandgul, apelsinfärgadSwedish
  • rangi ya machungwa, chungwa, mchungwa, machungwaSwahili
  • ஆரஞ்சு, சர்க்கரை நாரத்தை, செம்மஞ்சள்Tamil
  • నారింజ, కమలాఫలముTelugu
  • норанҷ, афлесунTajik
  • ส้มThai
  • narynç, mämişiTurkmen
  • dalandan, narangha, kahelTagalog
  • lanu moliTonga (Tonga Islands)
  • portakal, turuncuTurkish
  • әфлисунTatar
  • puātouTahitian
  • апельси́н, оранжевий, ора́нжевий, помара́нчевий, помаранчевийUkrainian
  • نارَنْگی, نارنگی, سنترا, سنتریUrdu
  • poʻrtaholUzbek
  • cây cam, camVietnamese
  • rojat, rojanikVolapük
  • suraasWolof
  • מאַראַנץYiddish
  • bí òrombó, bí ọsánYoruba
  • Chinese
  • orenjiZulu

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    A witness
    B perusal
    C humility
    D abdomen

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