or

3
[ awr ]
/ ɔr /
Heraldry.

noun

the tincture, or metal, gold: represented either by gold or by yellow.

adjective

of the tincture, or metal, gold: a lion or.

Origin of or

3
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin aurum gold

Definition for ors (2 of 2)

OR
[ awr ]
/ ɔr /

noun

a Boolean operator that returns a positive result when either or both operands are positive.

Origin of OR

1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for ors (1 of 4)

or1
/ (ɔː, unstressed ə) /

conjunction (coordinating)

used to join alternativesapples or pears; apples or pears or cheese; apples, pears, or cheese
used to join rephrasings of the same thingto serve in the army, or rather to fight in the army; twelve, or a dozen
used to join two alternatives when the first is preceded by either or whetherwhether it rains or not we'll be there; either yes or no
one or two a few
or else See else (def. 3)
a poetic word for either or whether as the first element in correlatives, with or also preceding the second alternative

Word Origin for or

C13: contraction of other, used to introduce an alternative, changed (through influence of either) from Old English oththe; compare Old High German odar (German oder)

British Dictionary definitions for ors (2 of 4)

or2
/ (ɔː) archaic /

conjunction

(subordinating; foll by ever or ere) before; when

preposition

before

Word Origin for or

Old English ār soon; related to Old Norse ār early, Old High German ēr

British Dictionary definitions for ors (3 of 4)

or3
/ (ɔː) /

adjective

(usually postpositive) heraldry of the metal gold

Word Origin for or

C16: via French from Latin aurum gold

British Dictionary definitions for ors (4 of 4)

OR

abbreviation for

operations research
Oregon
military other ranks
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