"or" Definition

  1. conj. A particle that marks an alternative; as, you may read or may write, -- that is, you may do one of the things at your pleasure, but not both. It corresponds to either. You may ride either to London or to Windsor. It often connects a series of words or propositions, presenting a choice of either; as, he may study law, or medicine, or divinity, or he may enter into trade.
  2. prep. & adv. Ere; before; sooner than.
  3. n. Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving by small dots.

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Position in dictionary: 68293 of 111710 words.
Word Type: conj., prep. & adv., n.,
Words that start with "or": 438
Words that end with "or": 1008
Words that contain "or": 8687
Next words in dictionary: ora, orabassu, orach, orache, oracle
Previous words in dictionary: oquassa, opye, opusculum, opuscule, opuscula

English Dictionary Definition of or

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