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. " An orphan hasn't any mother or father, you know, Shirley," said Richard, smiling. – Rainbow Hill by Josephine Lawrence