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1. orphan

noun. ['ˈɔrfən'] a child who has lost both parents.

Synonyms

  • tiddler
  • tike
  • fry
  • youngster
  • nipper
  • child
  • tyke
  • nestling
  • small fry
  • minor
  • kid

Antonyms

  • ancestor
  • unlimited
  • major
  • unpardonable

Etymology

  • orphanus (Latin)
  • ὀρφανός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Orphan

  • morphin

Sentences with orphan


1. Adjective
Orphans who were transported on the orphan trains were under a lot of pressure.

2. Noun, singular or mass
A child whose parents are both dead is known as an orphan.

Quotes about orphan


1. You are ugly when you love her, you are beautiful and fresh, vital and free, modern and poetic when you don't... you are more beautiful as an orphan than as your mother's son.
- Witold Gombrowicz

2. The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

3. I did nothing to deserve God's love; in fact, I was living as an orphan, without hope. Yet God chose to pursue a relationship with me, and through the death of his son Jesus, I was adopted into God's family.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

2. orphan

noun. ['ˈɔrfən'] a young animal without a mother.

Synonyms

  • offspring

Antonyms

  • woman
  • cool

Etymology

  • orphanus (Latin)
  • ὀρφανός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. orphan

noun. ['ˈɔrfən'] someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision.

Synonyms

  • mortal
  • soul
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • senior
  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder

Etymology

  • orphanus (Latin)
  • ὀρφανός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. orphan

noun. ['ˈɔrfən'] the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column.

Antonyms

  • female offspring

Etymology

  • orphanus (Latin)
  • ὀρφανός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. orphan

verb. ['ˈɔrfən'] deprive of parents.

Synonyms

  • strip
  • deprive

Antonyms

  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker

Etymology

  • orphanus (Latin)
  • ὀρφανός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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