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Noun, Verb (transitive)
15 in 16 verses (in OT : 15 in 16 verses)


orphann. [L. orphanus, Gr. , akin to L. orbus. Cf. Orb a blank window.].
     A child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also, a child who has but one parent living.  [1913 Webster]
Orphans' court (Law), a court in some of the States of the Union, having jurisdiction over the estates and persons of orphans or other wards. Bouvier.
     Bereaved of parents, or (sometimes) of one parent.  [1913 Webster]
orphanv. t. 
     To cause to become an orphan; to deprive of parents.  Young.  [1913 Webster]


orphan, n. & v.
--n. (often attrib.)
1 a child bereaved of a parent or usu. both parents.
2 a person bereft of previous protection, advantages, etc. bereave (a child) of its parents or a parent.

orphanhood n. orphanize (also -ise).
ME f. LL orphanus f. Gk orphanos bereaved



n. A living person whom death has deprived of the power of filial ingratitude -- a privation appealing with a particular eloquence to all that is sympathetic in human nature. When young the orphan is commonly sent to an asylum, where by careful cultivation of its rudimentary sense of locality it is taught to know its place. It is then instructed in the arts of dependence and servitude and eventually turned loose to prey upon the world as a bootblack or scullery maid.



abandoned, alone, bereave, cast-off, castaway, castoff, derelict, discard, disregarded, dogie, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam, forsaken, foundling, heir, ignored, jetsam, junk, lagan, leave, leave behind, lost, neglected, orphaned, parentless, refuse, reject, relict, rubbish, slighted, solitary, successor, survivor, trash, waif, waifs and strays, wastrel, widow, widower




N infant, babe, baby, babe in arms, nurseling, suckling, yearling, weanling, papoose, bambino, kid, vagitus, child, bairn, little one, brat, chit, pickaninny, urchin, bantling, bratling, elf, youth, boy, lad, stripling, youngster, youngun, younker, callant, whipster, whippersnapper, whiffet, schoolboy, hobbledehoy, hopeful, cadet, minor, master, scion, sap, seedling, tendril, olive branch, nestling, chicken, larva, chrysalis, tadpole, whelp, cub, pullet, fry, callow, codlin, codling, foetus, calf, colt, pup, foal, kitten, lamb, lambkin, aurelia, caterpillar, cocoon, nymph, nympha, orphan, pupa, staddle, girl, lass, lassie, wench, miss, damsel, demoiselle, maid, maiden, virgin, hoyden, infantine, infantile, puerile, boyish, girlish, childish, babyish, kittenish, baby, newborn, unfledged, new-fledged, callow, in the cradle, in swaddling clothes, in long clothes, in arms, in leading strings, at the breast, in one's teens.

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