Definition of Orphaned

1. Adjective. Deprived of parents by death or desertion.

Similar to: Parentless, Unparented



Definition of Orphaned

1. Adjective. Abandoned ¹

2. Verb. (past of orphan) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orphaned

1. orphan [v] - See also: orphan

Lexicographical Neighbors of Orphaned

orphan drug act
orphan drug production
orphan drugs
orphan medicine
orphan products
orphan site
orphan virus
orphan viruses
orphanage
orphanages
orphanarium
orphanariums
orphancy
orphandom
orphandoms
orphaned (current term)
orphanhood
orphanhoods
orphaning
orphanism
orphanisms
orphanity
orphanlike
orphanotrophies
orphanotrophy
orphanry
orphans
orphans' asylum
orphanship
orphanships

Literary usage of Orphaned

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Juvenile Offenders by William Douglas Morrison (1897)
"Economic condition of orphaned and deserted children—Economic condition of illegitimate and partially orphaned children— Children dependent on their mothers ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Their weapons were the orphaned children also were sometimes killed by the elders. The authority of the village chiefs was absolute. ..."

3. Diary of Anna Green Winslow: A Boston School Girl of 1771 by Anna Green Winslow, Alice Morse Earle (1895)
"... at Bunker Hill: and his betrothed devoted herself afterwards to the care and education of his orphaned children whom he had by his first wife. NOTE 37. ..."

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