Definition of orphan

Definition of orphan
  1. orphan Noun A person, especially a minor, both or (rarely) one of whose parents have died.
  2. orphan Noun A young animal with no mother.
  3. orphan Noun Anything that is unsupported, as by its source, provider or caretaker, by reason of the supporter's demise or decision to abandon.
  4. orphan Noun A single line of type, beginning a paragraph, at the bottom of a column or page.
  5. orphan Noun Any unreferenced abstract object.
  6. orphan Adjective Deprived of parents (also ).
  7. orphan Adjective Remaining after the removal of some form of support.
  8. orphan Verb To deprive of parents ("used almost exclusively in the passive")
  9. orphan Verb To make unavailable, as by unlinking the last remaining pointer to.
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