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Dictionary Definition

orange adj : similar to the color of a ripe orange [syn: orangish]

Noun

1 round yellow to orange fruit of any of several citrus trees
2 any of a range of colors between red and yellow [syn: orangeness]
3 any citrus tree bearing oranges [syn: orange tree]
4 any pigment producing the orange color
5 a river in South Africa that flows generally westward to the Atlantic Ocean [syn: Orange River]

User Contributed Dictionary

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English

Etymology

From etyl fro orenge, from etyl it arancia, from narancia, from etyl es naranja, from etyl ar sc=Arab, from etyl fa sc=fa-Arab, from etyl sa sc=Deva, possibly but not certainly of Dravidian origin.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈɒrɪndʒ/, /"QrIndZ/
  • a US
    • , /ˈɔrəndʒ/, /"Or@ndZ/
    • also , /ɔrndʒ/, /OrndZ/
  • Rhymes with: -ɒrɪndʒ

Noun

  1. An evergreen tree of the genus Citrus such as Citrus aurantium.
  2. The fruit of an orange tree; a citrus fruit with a slightly sour flavour.
  3. The colour of a ripe orange (the fruit); a reddish-yellow.
    Orange colour:         

Translations

tree
fruit
colour

Derived terms

Adjective

  1. Having the colour of the fruit of an orange tree; reddish-yellow.

Translations

colour

Trivia

  • It is commonly believed that "orange" has no rhymes. While there might not be any 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"

French

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. orange italbrac the fruit
    Il pressa l’orange afin d’en extraire du jus. — He squeezed the orange to extract juice from it.

Derived terms

Adjective

  1. orange
    Les premiers TGV atlantiques étaient orange. — The first Atlantic TGV trains were orange.

German

Adjective

  1. orange

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adjective

orange

Noun

orange
  1. orange italbrac the colour

Extensive Definition

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See also

orange in Catalan: Orange
orange in Czech: Orange
orange in Welsh: Orange
orange in Danish: Orange (flertydig)
orange in German: Orange
orange in Spanish: Orange
orange in Esperanto: Oranĝo
orange in French: Orange
orange in Hindi: नारंगी
orange in Italian: Orange
orange in Dutch: Oranje
orange in Japanese: オレンジ (曖昧さ回避)
orange in Norwegian: Orange
orange in Polish: Orange
orange in Portuguese: Laranja
orange in Simple English: Orange (disambiguation)
orange in Finnish: Orange
orange in Thai: ออเรนจ์

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