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orange (ˈɒrɪndʒ Pronunciation for orange



  1. any of several citrus trees, esp Citrus sinensis (sweet orange) and the Seville orange, cultivated in warm regions for their round edible fruit See also tangerine (sense 1)
    1. the fruit of any of these trees, having a yellowish-red bitter rind and segmented juicy flesh See also navel orange
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ orange peel
  2. the hard wood of any of these trees
  3. any of a group of colours, such as that of the skin of an orange, that lie between red and yellow in the visible spectrum in the approximate wavelength range 620–585 nanometres
  4. a dye or pigment producing these colours
  5. orange cloth or clothing   ⇒ dressed in orange
  6. any of several trees or herbaceous plants that resemble the orange, such as mock orange


  1. of the colour orange

Word Origin

C14: via Old French from Old Provençal auranja, from Arabic nāranj, from Persian nārang, from Sanskrit nāranga, probably of Dravidian origin




  1.  (ˈɒrɪndʒ Pronunciation for . a river in S Africa, rising in NE Lesotho and flowing generally west across the South African plateau to the Atlantic: the longest river in South Africa. Length: 2093 km (1300 miles)
  2.  (French ɔrɑ̃ʒ) . a town in SE France: a small principality in the Middle Ages, the descendants of which formed the House of Orange. Pop: 27 989 (1999) Ancient name: Arausio,  (əˈraʊsɪəʊ Pronunciation for

Orange2 (ˈɒrɪndʒ Pronunciation for Orange2



  1. a princely family of Europe. Its possessions, originally centred in S France, passed in 1544 to the count of Nassau, who became William I of Orange and helped to found the United Provinces of the Netherlands. Since 1815 it has been the name of the reigning house of the Netherlands. It was the ruling house of Great Britain and Ireland under William III and Mary (1689–94) and under William III as sole monarch (1694–1702)
  2. (modifier) of or relating to the Orangemen
  3. (modifier) of or relating to the royal dynasty of Orange

Translations for 'orange'

  • British English: orangePronunciation for orange Something that is orange is of a colour between red and yellow.Tigers are orange with black stripes.ˈɒrɪndʒ NOUNcolour
  • Arabic: بُرْتُقَالِيٌّPronunciation for بُرْتُقَالِيٌّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: laranjaPronunciation for laranja
  • Chinese: 橙色的Pronunciation for 橙色的
  • Croatian: narančastPronunciation for narančast narančasta
  • Czech: oranžovýPronunciation for oranžový
  • Danish: orangePronunciation for orange
  • Dutch: oranjePronunciation for oranje
  • European Spanish: naranjaPronunciation for naranja
  • Finnish: oranssiPronunciation for oranssi
  • French: orangePronunciation for orangecouleur
  • German: orangePronunciation for orange
  • Greek: πορτοκαλήςPronunciation for πορτοκαλής πορτοκαλιά
  • Italian: arancionePronunciation for arancione
  • Japanese: オレンジ色のPronunciation for オレンジ色の
  • Korean: 오렌지색의Pronunciation for 오렌지색의
  • Norwegian: oransjePronunciation for oransje
  • Polish: pomarańczowyPronunciation for pomarańczowy pomarańczowa
  • Portuguese: laranjaPronunciation for laranja
  • Romanian: portocaliu
  • Russian: оранжевыйPronunciation for оранжевый оранжевая
  • Spanish: naranjaPronunciation for naranjacolor
  • Swedish: orangePronunciation for orange oranget
  • Thai: ที่มีสีส้มPronunciation for ที่มีสีส้ม
  • Turkish: portakal rengiPronunciation for portakal rengi
  • Ukrainian: оранжевий
  • Vietnamese: có màu da camPronunciation for có màu da cam
  • British English: orangePronunciation for orange An orange is a round fruit with a thick skin and lots of juice.ˈɒrɪndʒ NOUNfruit
  • Arabic: بُرتُقَالَةٌPronunciation for بُرتُقَالَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: laranjaPronunciation for laranja
  • Chinese: Pronunciation for 橙
  • Croatian: narančaPronunciation for naranča
  • Czech: pomerančPronunciation for pomeranč
  • Danish: appelsinPronunciation for appelsin
  • Dutch: sinaasappelPronunciation for sinaasappel
  • European Spanish: naranjaPronunciation for naranja
  • Finnish: appelsiiniPronunciation for appelsiini
  • French: orangePronunciation for orangefruit
  • German: OrangePronunciation for Orange
  • Greek: πορτοκάλιPronunciation for πορτοκάλι
  • Italian: aranciaPronunciation for arancia
  • Japanese: オレンジPronunciation for オレンジ
  • Korean: 오렌지Pronunciation for 오렌지
  • Norwegian: appelsinPronunciation for appelsin
  • Polish: pomarańczaPronunciation for pomarańcza
  • Portuguese: laranjaPronunciation for laranja
  • Romanian: portocală portocale
  • Russian: апельсинPronunciation for апельсин
  • Spanish: naranjaPronunciation for naranjafruta
  • Swedish: apelsinPronunciation for apelsin
  • Thai: ส้มPronunciation for ส้ม
  • Turkish: portakalPronunciation for portakal
  • Ukrainian: апельсин
  • Vietnamese: quả camPronunciation for quả cam

Example Sentences Including 'orange'

She wore a single piece of stiff Dutch wax which went from orange , through crimson to deep arterial red.
Robert Wilson BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
The evening fish market was up and people were buying steadily under the orange glow of the streetlights.
Robert Wilson A DARKENING STAIN (2002)
These're my favourite, soft orange centres dipped in bitter chocolate.
Anita Anderson SOMEBODY (2002)


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