Orangery to Orchidology
(Or"an*ger*y) n. [F. orangerie, fr. orange. See Orange.] A place for raising oranges; a
plantation of orange trees.
(Or"ange*taw`ny) a. & n. Deep orange-yellow; dark yellow. Shak.
(Or"an*gite) (Min.) An orange-yellow variety of the mineral thorite, found in Norway.
(O*rang"-ou*tang`) n. [Malayan rang tan, i. e., man of the woods; rang man + tan a
forest, wood, wild, savage.] (Zoöl.) An arboreal anthropoid ape which inhabits Borneo and Sumatra.
Often called simply orang. [Written also orang-outan, orang-utan, ourang- utang, and oran-utan.]
It is over four feet high, when full grown, and has very long arms, which reach nearly or quite to the
ground when the body is erect. Its color is reddish brown. In structure, it closely resembles man in many
(O*ra"ri*an) a. [L. orarius, fr. ora coast.] Of or pertaining to a coast.
(O*ra"tion) n.[L. oratio, fr. orare to speak, utter, pray. See Oral, Orison.] An elaborate discourse,
delivered in public, treating an important subject in a formal and dignified manner; especially, a discourse
having reference to some special occasion, as a funeral, an anniversary, a celebration, or the like;
distinguished from an argument in court, a popular harangue, a sermon, a lecture, etc.; as, Webster's
oration at Bunker Hill.
The lord archbishop . . . made a long oration.Bacon.
Syn. Address; speech. See Harangue.
(O*ra"tion), v. i. To deliver an oration. Donne.
(Or"a*tor) n. [L., fr. orare to speak, utter. See Oration.]
1. A public speaker; one who delivers an oration; especially, one distinguished for his skill and power as a
public speaker; one who is eloquent.
I am no orator, as Brutus is.Shak.
Some orator renownedMilton.
In Athens or free Rome.
2. (Law) (a) In equity proceedings, one who prays for relief; a petitioner. (b) A plaintiff, or complainant,
in a bill in chancery. Burrill.
3. (Eng. Universities) An officer who is the voice of the university upon all public occasions, who writes,
reads, and records all letters of a public nature, presents, with an appropriate address, those persons on
whom honorary degrees are to be conferred, and performs other like duties; called also public orator.
(Or`a*to"ri*al) a. Oratorical. [R.] Swift. Or`a*to"ri*al*ly, adv.
(Or`a*to"ri*an) a. Oratorical. [Obs.] R. North.
(Or`a*to"ri*an), n. [Cf. F. oratorien.] (R. C. Ch.) See Fathers of the Oratory, under Oratory.
(Or`a*tor"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to an orator or to oratory; characterized by oratory; rhetorical; becoming
to an orator; as, an oratorical triumph; an oratorical essay. Or`a*tor"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Or`a*to"ri*o) n. [It., fr. L. oratorius belonging to praying. See Orator, and cf. Oratory.]