What does the word orphan mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Deprived of parents by death; pertaining to an orphan or orphans.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A child deprived of its parents by death.

Usage examples for orphan

  1. Then Plowman and Orphan alighted and passed up the wasted track. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  2. " An orphan hasn't any mother or father, you know, Shirley," said Richard, smiling. – Rainbow Hill by Josephine Lawrence
  3. With smiling face in death's embrace The orphan calmly slept; He heard no more the tempest's roar; No more the orphan wept. – Canadian Wild Flowers by Helen M. Johnson