Orange meaning

ôr'ĭnj, ŏr'-
Made from oranges.
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Tasting or smelling like oranges.
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Of the color orange.
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Any of several similar plants, such as the Osage orange and the mock orange.
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Any of several plants or fruits resembling the orange.
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Reddish-yellow.
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Made with or from an orange or oranges.
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Having a flavor like that of oranges.
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Name of the ruling family of the Netherlands.
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Of or having to do with Orangemen.
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City in SW Calif.: suburb of Los Angeles.
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River in South Africa, flowing from NE Lesotho west into the Atlantic: c. 1,300 mi (2,092 km)
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Former principality of W Europe (12th-17th cent.), now in SE France.
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City in SE France.
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An evergreen tree of the genus Citrus such as Citrus sinensis.
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The fruit of an orange tree; a citrus fruit with a slightly sour flavour.
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The colour of a ripe fruit of an orange tree, midway between red and yellow.

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Orange juice, or orange coloured and flavoured cordial.
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Having the colour of the fruit of an orange tree; yellowred; reddish-yellow.
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To color orange.
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(intransitive) To become orange.
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The longest river in South Africa.
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A city in California.
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A town in Connecticut.
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A town in France.
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An unincorporated town in Indiana.
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A town in Massachusetts.
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A town in New Hampshire.
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A township in New Jersey.
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A city in New South Wales.
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A town in New York.
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A village in northeastern Ohio.
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A city in Texas.
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A town in Vermont.
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A town in Virginia.
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A town in Wisconsin.
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The name of the Dutch Royal House.
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Prince or Princess of Orange. Title of the first-born to the Dutch Royal House.
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Relating to the Orange Order.
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Orange is a color made by mixing red and yellow.

An example of orange is the color of the California poppy.

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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.
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Princely family of Europe ruling continuously in the Netherlands since 1815. The name was first used for a former principality of southeast France that passed to the house of Nassau in 1530.
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A reddish-yellow, round, edible citrus fruit, with a sweet, juicy pulp.
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Any of various evergreen trees (genus Citrus) of the rue family producing this fruit, having white, fragrant blossoms and hard, yellow wood.
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Reddish yellow.
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The definition of an orange is a round, sweet, juicy citrus fruit, yellow-reddish in color.

An example of an orange is a satsuma.

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Origin of orange

  • Middle 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 nāraṅgaḥ) (possibly of Dravidian origin)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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 (nāraá¹…ga, “orange tree"), from Dravidian (compare Tamil nartankāy, compound of நரந்தம் (narantam, “fragrance") and காய் (kāy, “fruit"); also Telugu నారంగము (nāraá¹…gamu), Malayalam നാരങ്ങ (nāraá¹…ga), Kannada ನಾರಂಗಿ (nāraá¹…gi)).
    From Wiktionary
  • 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).
    From Wiktionary
  • For the color sense, replaced Old English geoluread (“yellow-red"); compare Modern English blue-green.
    From Wiktionary