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Definition of OR

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-or \-or\ suff. [L. -or: cf. OF. -or, -ur, -our, F. -eur.]
     1. A noun suffix denoting an act; a state or quality; as in error, fervor, pallor, candor, etc. [1913 Webster]

     2. A noun suffix denoting an agent or doer; as in auditor, one who hears; donor, one who gives; obligor, elevator. It is correlative to -ee. In general -or is appended to words of Latin, and -er to those of English, origin. See {-er}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Or \Or\ ([^o]r), conj. [OE. or, outher, other, auther, either, or, AS. [=a]w[eth]er, contr. from [=a]hwae[eth]er; [=a] aye + hwae[eth]er whether. See {Aye}, and {Whether}, and cf. {Either}.] A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to {either}. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade. [1913 Webster]

           If man's convenience, health,
           Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount.                           --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Or may be used to join as alternatives terms expressing unlike things or ideas (as, is the orange sour or sweet?), or different terms expressing the same thing or idea; as, this is a sphere, or globe. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Or sometimes begins a sentence. In this case it expresses an alternative or subjoins a clause differing from the foregoing. "Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone?" --Matt. vii. 9 (Rev. Ver.). [1913 Webster] Or for either is archaic or poetic. [1913 Webster]

                 Maugre thine heed, thou must for indigence Or steal, or beg, or borrow thy dispence.
                                                    --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Or \Or\, prep. & adv. [AS. ?r ere, before. [root]204. See {Ere}, prep. & adv.] Ere; before; sooner than. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           But natheless, while I have time and space, Or that I forther in this tale pace.     --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     {Or ever}, {Or ere}. See under {Ever}, and {Ere}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Or \Or\, n. [F., fr. L. aurum gold. Cf. {Aureate}.] (Her.) Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

OR
         Observation Report (CC)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

OR
         Originator / Recipient (X.400, MOTIS), "O/R"


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

152 Moby Thesaurus words for "or":
     achievement, alerion, and/or, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, arms, aureate, aureateness, auric, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, beige, bend, bend sinister, billet, blazon, blazonry, bordure, broad arrow, buff, buff-yellow, cadency mark, canary, canary-yellow, canton, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, citron, citron-yellow, coat of arms, cockatrice, coronet, cream, creamy, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, device, difference, differencing, eagle, ecru, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, falcon, fallow, fallowness, fess, fess point, field, file, flanch, flaxen, fleur-de-lis, fret, fur, fusil, garland, gilded, gilt, gold, gold-colored, golden, griffin, gules, gyron, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, honor point, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, label, lemon, lemon-yellow, lion, lozenge, luteolous, lutescent, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle, metal, motto, mullet, nombril point, ocherish, ocherous, ochery, ochreous, ochroid, ochrous, ochry, octofoil, ordinary, orle, pale, paly, pean, pheon, primrose, primrose-colored, primrose-yellow, purpure, quarter, quartering, rose, sable, saffron, saffron-colored, saffron-yellow, sallow, saltire, sand-colored, sandy, scutcheon, shield, spread eagle, straw, straw-colored, subordinary, tenne, tincture, torse, tressure, unicorn, vair, vert, wreath, xanthic, xanthous, yale, yellow, yellowish, yellowishness, yellowness


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