Definition of Orphans

1. Noun. (plural of orphan) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of orphan) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orphans

1. orphan [v] - See also: orphan

Lexicographical Neighbors of Orphans

orphanariums
orphancy
orphandom
orphandoms
orphaned
orphanhood
orphanhoods
orphaning
orphanism
orphanisms
orphanity
orphanlike
orphanotrophies
orphanotrophy
orphanry
orphans (current term)
orphans' asylum
orphanship
orphanships
orpharion
orpharions
orpheite
orpheline
orphenadrine
orphenadrine citrate
orphenadrine hydrochloride
orpheus
orphic
orphical
orphically

Literary usage of Orphans

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

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The Romans apparently did not provide for widows and orphans. ... Men should have a fear of the loneliness of orphans and of the souls of their departed ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The Romans apparently did not provide for widows and orphans. ... Men should have a fear of the loneliness of orphans and of the souls of their departed ..."

3. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1917)
"were married in the age period 18 to 40 and left 42 orphans under 12 years of ape. Of the females, 36 were married in the same age period as above and left ..."

4. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1917)
"tuberculosis deaths, 43 were married in the age period 18 to 40 and left 86 orphans under 12 years of age. Of the females, 60 were married in the same age ..."

5. Hand-book of the State of Georgia: Accompanied by a Geological Map of the State by Thomas P. Janes, Georgia Dept. of Agriculture (1876)
"This is a Home for orphans of the State of Georgia, located 2^- miles north of ... The average number of orphans in the Institution is 25, receiving and ..."

6. American Red Cross Work Among the French People by Fisher Ames (1921)
"At first the care of the eighteen thousand orphans to which the Red Cross had then fallen heir was placed in the hands of the Children's Bureau, ..."

7. American Journal of Education by Barnard (1882)
"It was at fii-st attempted to place the children in families, as is still done in some of the institutions for orphans in the German States, but the number ..."

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