[aw-rel, oh-rel; Russian uh-ryawl]


a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, on the left bank of the Oka River, S of Moscow.

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Historical Examples of orel

  • Feodor and Ermolai were deep in conversation about the Orel country.

  • One, Orel No. 25, was selected as being superior in many respects to the others and was finally named Vladimir.

  • Yes, yes; and Mademoiselle Natacha, does she know it is to Orel you have decided to retire?

  • Finally, tiring of the law, he went to the Government of Orel, where he was a landowner and a noble.

    The History of a Lie

    Herman Bernstein

  • Willarski felt dull in Orel and was pleased to meet a man of his own circle and, as he supposed, of similar interests.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

British Dictionary definitions for orel




a city in W Russia; founded in 1564 but damaged during World War II. Pop: 333 000 (2005 est)
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