Or in Scrabble Dictionary

What does or mean? Is or a Scrabble word?

How many points in Scrabble is or worth? or how many points in Words With Friends? What does or mean? Get all these answers on this page.

Scrabble® and Words with Friends® points for or

See how to calculate how many points for or.

Is or a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word or is a Scrabble US word. The word or is worth 2 points in Scrabble:

O1R1

Is or a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word or is a Scrabble UK word and has 2 points:

O1R1

Is or a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word or is a Words With Friends word. The word or is worth 2 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

O1R1

Our tools

Valid words made from Or

You can make 1 words from 'or' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


2 letters words from 'or'

OR 2 

Definitions and meaning of or

or

Pronunciation

  • (stressed)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔː(ɹ)/
    • (US) IPA(key): /ɔɹ/
    • (St. Louis (Missouri)) IPA(key): /ɑɹ/
    • Homophones: oar, ore, o'er, awe (non-rhotic accents)
    • Rhymes: -ɔː(r)
  • (unstressed)
    • (US) IPA(key): /ɚ/

Etymology 1

From Middle English or; partially contracted from other, auther, from Old English āþor, āwþer, āhwæþer ("some, any, either"; > either); and partially from Middle English oththe, from Old English oþþe, from Proto-Germanic *efþau (or).

Conjunction

or

  1. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either [] or".
  2. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
  3. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
  4. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
  5. Connects two equivalent names.
Synonyms
  • and/or
Translations
See also
  • neither
  • nor
  • i.e.

Etymology 2

From Etymology 1 (sense 2 above)

Noun

or (plural ors)

  1. (logic, electronics) Alternative form of OR

See also

  • and
  • nand
  • nor
  • xor

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Old French or (yellow), from Latin aurum (gold). Doublet of aurum.

Noun

or (countable and uncountable, plural ors)

  1. (heraldry) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
    • 1909, Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, A Complete Guide to Heraldry
      The metals are gold and silver, these being termed "or" and "argent".
Synonyms
  • (gold or yellow tincture): o., Or
Related terms
  • Au (chemical symbol for gold)
Translations

Adjective

or (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
Synonyms
  • gold
Translations

Etymology 4

Late Old English ār, from Old Norse ár. Compare ere.

Adverb

or

  1. (obsolete) Early (on).
  2. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.

Preposition

or

  1. (now archaic or dialect) Before; ere.
    • 1834, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
      I looked to heaven, and tried to pray;
      But or ever a prayer had gusht,
      A wicked whisper came, and made
      My heart as dry as dust.

Anagrams

  • R&O, RO, r/o

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • oru, auredz, auredzu, aor, aoru

Etymology

From Latin ōrō. Compare Daco-Romanian ura, urez.

Verb

or (past participle uratã)

  1. I pray.

Synonyms

  • angrec, ngrec
  • pricad
  • ncljin
  • pãlãcãrsescu, pãrãcãlsescu
  • rog

Related terms

  • urari / urare
  • urat
  • urãciuni

Basque

Alternative forms

  • hor (dialectal)
  • ora (dialectal)

Etymology

1103; variant of hor, from Proto-Basque *hor. Mostly replaced by zakur.

Pronunciation

Noun

or anim

  1. dog

Synonyms

  • txakur
  • zakur

Catalan

Etymology

From a variant of Old Occitan aur, from Latin aurum, from Proto-Italic *auzom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂é-h₂us-o- (glow), from *h₂ews- (to dawn, become light, become red).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈɔr/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈɔɾ/

Noun

or m (plural ors)

  1. gold
  2. (heraldry) or

Derived terms

  • Costa d'Or

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔʁ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔʁ

Etymology 1

From Middle French or, from Old French or, from Latin aurum, from Proto-Italic *auzom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂é-h₂us-o- (glow), from *h₂ews- (to dawn, become light, become red).

Noun

or m (plural ors)

  1. gold
  2. (heraldry) or (yellow in heraldry)
Related terms
  • aurifère
  • dorer
  • orfèvre
Descendants
  • Haitian Creole:
See also
  • Appendix:Colors

Etymology 2

From Vulgar Latin hā horā, alteration of hāc horā.

Adverb

or

  1. (obsolete) now, presently

Conjunction

or

  1. yet, however, now

Further reading

  • “or” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Ido

Etymology

Borrowing from French or, Italian ora and Spanish ahora.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔr/

Conjunction

or

  1. now, but (in argument)

Usage notes

Or expresses not only a sequence of two propositions, but induces a new argument, a further premise, explanation, motive. When the premise (motive) follows the conclusion, nam is used instead.


Interlingue

Conjunction

or

  1. but, yet

Italian

Adverb

or

  1. Apocopic form of ora (now), used almost exclusively in the archaic forms or ora (just now) and or sono (ago), the latter with an indication of the time elapsed until the present
    Tre anni or sono comprammo questa casa – It is (now) three years since we bought this house / Three years ago we bought this house
    Ho trovato quasi più giovani e certo più belle le signore ch'io conobbi or sono dodici anni a Bologna – I found the ladies I knew twelve years ago in Bologna almost(?) younger and certainly more beautiful
    — Ugo Foscolo

Derived terms

  • ormai
  • or ora
  • or sono

Middle English

Etymology 1

Determiner

or

  1. Alternative form of youre
References
  • “your (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 20 May 2018.

Etymology 2

Determiner

or

  1. (chiefly early and West Midland dialectal) Alternative form of here (their)
References
  • “her(e (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 12 June 2018.

Middle French

Alternative forms

  • aur

Etymology

From Old French or.

Noun

or m (uncountable)

  1. gold (metal)
  2. gold (color)

Descendants

  • French: or
    • Haitian Creole:

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse ǫlr, órir

Noun

or f or m (definite singular ora or oren, indefinite plural orer, definite plural orene)

  1. an alder (tree of genus Alnus)

Synonyms

  • older

References

  • “or” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uːr/
  • Homophone: ord

Etymology 1

From Old Norse ǫlr, órir. Akin to English alder.

Noun

or f (definite singular ora, indefinite plural orer, definite plural orene)

or m (definite singular oren, indefinite plural orar, definite plural orane)

  1. an alder (tree of genus Alnus)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse ór

Preposition

or

  1. out of
  2. from
    • 1956, Olav H. Hauge, "Gjer ein annan mann ei beine":
      Han kom or fjellet, skulde heim, [] .
      He came from the mountain, was heading home [] .

References

  • “or” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ōzô, *ōsaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃éh₁os (mouth).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oːr/

Noun

ōr n

  1. origin, beginning

References

  • ōr in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary

Old French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔr/

Etymology 1

From Latin aurum.

Noun

or m (oblique plural ors, nominative singular ors, nominative plural or)

  1. gold (metal)
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Guigemar
      En bacins d'or ewe aporterent
      They brought water in basins made of gold
  2. gold (color)
  3. (by extension) blond(e) color
Descendants
  • Middle French: or, aur
    • French: or
      • Haitian Creole:
  • Walloon: ôr
  • English: or

Etymology 2

See ore.

Adverb

or

  1. Alternative form of ore

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [or]

Verb

(ele/ei) or (modal auxiliary, third-person plural form of vrea, used with infinitives to form presumptive tenses)

  1. (they) might
    fiindcă or avea ceva pe care noi nu-l avem, va trebui să așteptăm puțin
    being that they might have something that we don't, we will need to wait a bit

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) aur
  • (Surmiran) ôr

Etymology

From Latin aurum.

Noun

or m

  1. (Sutsilvan, Puter, Vallader) gold

Scots

Etymology

A variant of ere, obsolete in modern English.

Conjunction

or

  1. before or until (only in certain senses)
    It'll nae be lang or A gang ma holiday.- It'll not be long until/ before I go on holiday

Usage notes

Not archaic, but rare amongst young people.


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Possibly from Old Irish amar (song, singing). See òran.

Noun

or m (genitive singular ora, plural ora or orthachan or orrachan or orthannan)

  1. hymn, incantation, petition, prayer

Synonyms

  • ob

Verb

or (past dh’or, future oridh, verbal noun oradh, past participle orte)

  1. chant, sing

Swedish

Noun

or n

  1. a mite

Declension

Synonyms

  • kvalster

Anagrams

  • ro

Tocharian A

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *dóru, with unexplained loss of initial */d/. Compare Tocharian B or.

Noun

or n

  1. wood

Tocharian B

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *dóru, with unexplained loss of initial */d/. Compare Tocharian A or.

Noun

or n

  1. wood

Related terms

  • ārwa (from plural)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the heraldic tincture gold.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)