- Orange is a color made by mixing red and yellow.
An example of orange is the color of the California poppy.
- The definition of an orange is a round, sweet, juicy citrus fruit, yellow-reddish in color.
An example of an orange is a satsuma.
Beautiful orange Californai poppies.
- a reddish-yellow, round, edible citrus fruit, with a sweet, juicy pulp
- any of various evergreen trees (genus Citrus) of the rue family producing this fruit, having white, fragrant blossoms and hard, yellow wood
- any of several plants or fruits resembling the orange
- reddish yellow
Origin of orangeOld French orenge ; from ProvenÃ§al auranja (with spelling, spelled influenced, influence by Classical Latin aurum, gold, and amp; loss of initial n through faulty separation of article (grammar) un) ; from Spanish naranja ; from Arabic nāranj ; from Persian nārang ; from Sanskrit naranga, probably akin to Tamil naṛu, fragrant
- made with or from an orange or oranges
- having a flavor like that of oranges
Origin of Orangeprobably named for the orange groves there city in SW Calif.: suburb of Los Angeles: pop. 129,000
- river in South Africa, flowing from NE Lesotho west into the Atlantic: c. 1,300 mi (2,092 km)
- former principality of W Europe (12th-17th cent.), now in SE France
- city in SE France: pop. 26,000
- a. Any of several evergreen trees of the genus Citrus of Southeast Asia, widely cultivated in warm regions and having fragrant white flowers and round fruit with a yellowish or reddish rind and a sectioned, pulpy interior, especially the sweet orange and the bitter orange.b. The fruit of any of these trees, having a sweetish, acidic juice.
- Any of several similar plants, such as the Osage orange and the mock orange.
- The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between red and yellow, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 590 to 630 nanometers; any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue, of medium lightness and moderate saturation.
- Of the color orange.
- Made from oranges.
- Tasting or smelling like oranges.
Origin of orangeMiddle English, from Old French pume orenge, translation and alteration (influenced by Orenge, Orange, a town in France) of Old Italian melarancio : mela, apple + arancio, orange tree (alteration of Arabic nāranj, from Persian nārang, from Sanskrit nāra&ndot;ga&hlowdot;, possibly of Dravidian origin).
- or′ang·y, or′ang·ey
- It is commonly believed that “orange” has no rhymes. While there are no commonly used English dictionary words that rhyme exactly with “orange” (“door-hinge” comes close in US pronunciation), the English surname Gorringe is a rhyme, at least in UK pronunciation. See the Wikipedia article about rhymes for the word “orange”
(countable and uncountable, plural oranges)
(comparative oranger or more orange, superlative orangest or most orange)
- Having the colour of the fruit of an orange tree; yellowred; reddish-yellow.
- (having orange as its colour): nonorange
(third-person singular simple present oranges, present participle oranging, simple past and past participle oranged)
- To color orange.
- (intransitive) To become orange.
- groane, onager
Middle English orenge, orange, from Old French pome orenge 'Persian orange', literally 'orange apple', influenced by Old Provençal auranja and calqued from Old Italian melarancio, melarancia, compound of mela 'apple' and (n)arancia 'orange', from Arabic نارنج (nāranj), from Persian نارنگ (nārang), from Sanskrit नारङ्ग (nāraṅga, “orange tree”), from Dravidian (compare Tamil nartankāy, compound of நரந்தம் (narantam, “fragrance”) and காய் (kāy, “fruit”); also Telugu నారంగము (nāraṅgamu), Malayalam നാരങ്ങ (nāraṅga), Kannada ನಾರಂಗಿ (nāraṅgi)).
For the color sense, replaced Old English geoluread (“yellow-red”); compare Modern English blue-green.
- The longest river in South Africa
- A city in California
- A town in Connecticut
- A town in France.
- An unincorporated town in Indiana
- A town in Massachusetts
- A town in New Hampshire
- A township in New Jersey
- A city in New South Wales
- A town in New York
- A village in northeastern Ohio
- A city in Texas
- A town in Vermont
- A town in Virginia
- A town in Wisconsin
- The name of the Dutch Royal House.
- Prince or Princess of Orange. Title of the first-born to the Dutch Royal House.
- Relating to the Orange Order.
From 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).