[ awr-inj, or-; French aw-rahnzh for 3, 6 ]
/ ˈɔr ɪndʒ, ˈɒr-; French ɔˈrɑ̃ʒ for 3, 6 /
a member of a European princely family ruling in the United Kingdom from 1688 to 1694 and in the Netherlands since 1815.
a river in the Republic of South Africa, flowing W from Lesotho to the Atlantic. 1300 miles (2095 km) long.
a former small principality of W Europe: now in the SE part of France.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark.
a town in SE France, near Avignon: Roman ruins.
a city in SE Texas.
a town in S Connecticut.
Fort. Fort Orange.
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British Dictionary definitions for orange-river (1 of 3)
/ (ˈɒrɪndʒ) /
any of several citrus trees, esp Citrus sinensis (sweet orange) and the Seville orange, cultivated in warm regions for their round edible fruitSee also tangerine (def. 1)
- the fruit of any of these trees, having a yellowish-red bitter rind and segmented juicy fleshSee also navel orange
- (as modifier)orange peel
the hard wood of any of these trees
any of a group of colours, such as that of the skin of an orange, that lie between red and yellow in the visible spectrum in the approximate wavelength range 620–585 nanometres
a dye or pigment producing these colours
orange cloth or clothingdressed in orange
any of several trees or herbaceous plants that resemble the orange, such as mock orange
of the colour orange
Word Origin for orange
C14: via Old French from Old Provençal auranja, from Arabic nāranj, from Persian nārang, from Sanskrit nāranga, probably of Dravidian origin
British Dictionary definitions for orange-river (2 of 3)
(ˈɒrɪndʒ) a river in S Africa, rising in NE Lesotho and flowing generally west across the South African plateau to the Atlantic: the longest river in South Africa. Length: 2093 km (1300 miles)
(French ɔrɑ̃ʒ) a town in SE France: a small principality in the Middle Ages, the descendants of which formed the House of Orange. Pop: 27 989 (1999)Ancient name: Arausio (əˈraʊsɪəʊ)
British Dictionary definitions for orange-river (3 of 3)
/ (ˈɒrɪndʒ) /
a princely family of Europe. Its possessions, originally centred in S France, passed in 1544 to the count of Nassau, who became William I of Orange and helped to found the United Provinces of the Netherlands. Since 1815 it has been the name of the reigning house of the Netherlands. It was the ruling house of Great Britain and Ireland under William III and Mary (1689–94) and under William III as sole monarch (1694–1702)
(modifier) of or relating to the Orangemen
(modifier) of or relating to the royal dynasty of Orange
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