Definition of Or

1. Noun. A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific.




2. Noun. A room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations. "Great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic"

Definition of Or

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.

Definition of Or

1. Conjunction. (logic) Inclusive or; either one proposition or the other is true or both. ¹

2. Conjunction. (computer science) A lexical symbol to implement inclusive or in a computer language. ¹

3. Conjunction. (electrical engineering) A logical gate to implement inclusive or. ¹

4. Noun. (logic) The binary operator ''inclusive or'', true if one at least one of two inputs is true. In infix notation, it has values ¹

5. Abbreviation. Oregon, a state of the United States of America. ¹

6. Abbreviation. Orissa, a state of India. ¹

7. Initialism. (healthcare) (initialism of operating room) ¹

8. Initialism. (science) (initialism of operations research) ¹

9. Initialism. (sports) Olympic Record ¹

10. Conjunction. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is "either...or". ¹

11. Conjunction. Logical union of two sets of values. There are two forms, an exclusive or and an inclusive or. ¹

12. Conjunction. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities. ¹

13. Conjunction. otherwise; a consequence of the condition that the previous is false ¹

14. Conjunction. Connects two equivalent names. ¹

15. Noun. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms. ¹

16. Adjective. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms. ¹

17. Adverb. (obsolete) Early (on). ¹

18. Adverb. (obsolete) Earlier, previously. ¹

19. Preposition. (context: now archaic or dialect) Before; ere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Or

1. the heraldic color gold [n -S]

Medical Definition of Or

1. 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) 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. 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 stone?" Or for either is archaic or poetic. "Maugre thine heed, thou must for indigence Or steal, or beg, or borrow thy dispence." (Chaucer) Origin: OE. Or, outher, other, auther, either, or, AS. Awer, contr. From ahwaeer; a aye + hwaeer whether. See Aye, and Whether, and cf. Either. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Or

opus
opus operatum
opus spicatum
opuscle
opuscles
opuscula
opuscular
opuscule
opuscules
opusculum
opuses
opv
opye
oquassa
oquassas
or (current term)
or-
or else
or so
or something
or what
or words to that effect
ora
ora serrata
orabassu
orach
orache
oraches
orachs
oracies

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