(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Deprived of parents (also orphaned).

- She is an orphan child.

2. (by extension, figuratively) Remaining after the removal of some form of support.

- With its government funding curtailed, the gun registry became an orphan program.


1. a child who has lost both parents

Definition categories: person, child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

2. someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

3. the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column

Definition categories: communication, line

4. a young animal without a mother

Definition categories: animal, offspring, young


1. deprive of parents

Definition categories: possession, deprive, divest, strip

Sentences with orphan as a verb:

- What do you do when you come across two orphaned polar bear cubs?

- When you removed that image tag, you orphaned the resized icon.

- Removing categories orphans pages from the main category tree.