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.

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Usage examples "orphan":

  1. Then Plowman and Orphan alighted and passed up the wasted track. - "Anthony Lyveden", Dornford Yates.
  2. " An orphan hasn't any mother or father, you know, Shirley," said Richard, smiling. - "Rainbow Hill", 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", Helen M. Johnson.