Found 3 items, similar to Or.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n 1: a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific [syn: Oregon
2: a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of
surgical operations; “great care is taken to keep the
operating rooms aseptic”
[syn: operating room
, operating theater
, operating theatre
English → English
([^o]r), conj. [OE. or, outher, other, auther, either,
or, AS. [=a]w[eth]er, contr. from [=a]hw[ae][eth]er; [=a] aye
+ hw[ae][eth]er whether. See Aye
, and Whether
, and cf.
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.
If man's convenience, health,
Or safety interfere, his rights and claims
Are paramount. --Cowper.
Note: Or may be used to join as alternatives terms expressing
unlike things or ideas (as, is the orange sour or
sweet?), or different terms expressing the same thing
or idea; as, this is a sphere, or globe.
Note: Or sometimes begins a sentence. In this case it
expresses an alternative or subjoins a clause differing
from the foregoing. “Or what man is there of you, who,
if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a
--Matt. vii. 9 (Rev. Ver.).
[1913 Webster] Or for either is archaic or poetic.
Maugre thine heed, thou must for indigence
Or steal, or beg, or borrow thy dispence.
, prep. & adv. [AS. ?r ere, before. [root]204. See Ere
prep. & adv.]
Ere; before; sooner than. [Obs.]
But natheless, while I have time and space,
Or that I forther in this tale pace. --Chaucer.
, Or ere
. See under Ever
, and Ere
, n. [F., fr. L. aurum gold. Cf. Aureate
Yellow or gold color, -- represented in drawing or engraving
by small dots.