orphan

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Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
orphan

Plural
orphans

  1. An orphan is someone who does not have parents. That is, their mother and father are both dead. This is most often used for a child.
    She became an orphan when the storm killed her parents.
    We could not have children, so we adopted an orphan.

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