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or·phan

orphan

 
 
pronunciation:
or fn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a child whose parents have died.
When both her parents died, she was taken to live in a home for orphans.
similar words:
waif
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: orphans, orphaning, orphaned
definition: to cause to become an orphan.
The war has orphaned hundreds of children.