1. [ noun ] a child who has lost both parents
Related terms: child
2. [ noun ] (zoology) a young animal without a mother
Related terms: young
3. [ adjective ] deprived of parents by death or desertion
Synonyms: orphaned
Related terms: unparented
4. [ noun ] (linguistics,writing) the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column
Related terms: line
5. [ noun ] someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision
Related terms: person
6. [ verb ] deprive of parents
Related terms: dispossess orphanage
Similar spelling:   orphaned