- (law) ordinance
- (now chiefly UK dialectal) A point.
- (now chiefly UK dialectal) A point of origin; a beginning.
- (now chiefly UK dialectal) A point of land; a promontory.
- (now chiefly UK dialectal) The point or edge of a weapon.
- Saul drew his sword, And ran even upon the ord. "” Cursor Mundi.
- And touched him with the spear's ord. "” Romance of Sir Otuel.
From Middle English ord, from Old English ord (“point, spear-point, spear, source, beginning, front, vanguard"), from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz (“point"), from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (“to stick, prick, pierce, sting") + Proto-Indo-European *dÊ°e- (“to set, place"). Cognate with North Frisian od (“tip, place, beginning"), Dutch oord (“place, region"), German Ort (“location, place, position"), Danish od (“a point"), Swedish udd (“a point, prick"), Icelandic oddur (“tip, point of a weapon, leader"). See also odd.