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O1R1D2

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O1R1D2

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3 letters words from 'ord'

DOR 4ORD 4
ROD 4 

2 letters words from 'ord'

DO 3OD 3
OR 2 

All 3 letters words made out of ord

ord rod odr dor rdo dro

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Definitions and meaning of ord

ord

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)d

Etymology 1

Noun

ord

  1. Abbreviation of order.
  2. (law) Abbreviation of ordinance.

Etymology 2

From Middle English ord (point, point of a weapon, beginning), from Old English ord (point, spear-point, spear, source, beginning, front, vanguard), from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz (point), of obscure origin (see *uzdaz). Cognate with Middle English ord, North Frisian od (tip, place, beginning), Dutch oord (place, region), German Ort (location, place, position), Danish od (a point), Swedish udd (a point, prick), Icelandic oddur (tip, point of a weapon, leader). See also odd.

Alternative forms

  • orde

Noun

ord (plural ords)

  1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal) A point.
  2. (now chiefly Britain dialectal) A point of origin; a beginning.
    • 1897, Frank Cowan, The millionaire:
      "[...] But such is life — hard upon hard from ord to end; and if I had not been made of the best of neat-leather, the longer in water the tougher, I would have melted away with my tears long ago!"
    • 1924, Esmoreit, Adriaan Jacob Barnouw, An ingenious play of Esmoreit: the king's son of Sicily:
      [...] Tell me wholly as it was From ord to end how it did pass When first your father was of me ware.
  3. (now chiefly Britain dialectal) A point of land; a promontory.
    • 1900, Cai.:
      When a man came from Sutherland into Caithness over the Ord [of Caithness, in the southern tip of the county], he was called an ord-louper .
  4. (now chiefly Britain dialectal) The point or edge of a weapon.
    Saul drew his sword, And ran even upon the ord. — Cursor Mundi.
    And touched him with the spear's ord. — Romance of Sir Otuel.
    • 1814, Henry William Weber, Robert Jamieson, Sir Walter Scott, Illustrations of northern antiquities:
      Hadubraht, the son of Hiltibrant, said, "Gladly gifts should be received; ord (spear's point) against ord.
Derived terms
  • odds and ends

Anagrams

  • D. Or., DRO, Dor, Dor., ODR, RDO, Rod, d'or, dor, dro, rod

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse orð, from Proto-Germanic *wurdą, cognate with English word, German Wort. The Germanic noun goes back to Proto-Indo-European *werdʰh₁om (word), which is also the source of Latin verbum..

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /oːˀr/, [ˈoɐ̯ˀ]
  • Rhymes: -oːɐ̯

Noun

ord n (singular definite ordet, plural indefinite ord)

  1. word (a single word)
  2. word (an utterance)

Inflection

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “ord” in Den Danske Ordbog

Irish

Alternative forms

  • órd (superseded)

Pronunciation

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /əuɾˠd̪ˠ/

Etymology 1

From Old Irish ord, ordd.

Noun

ord m (genitive singular oird, nominative plural oird)

  1. sledgehammer
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 12:
      kā giŕcr̥ ə dæšḱə n t-aurd ə viəs agī ə bŕišə nə glox?
      conventional orthography: Cá gcuirtear i dtaisce an t-ord a bhíos agaibh a briseadh na gcloch?
      Where is the sledgehammer you have for breaking the rocks kept?
    • 1899, Franz Nikolaus Finck, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, p. 12:
      fāȷīš nə h-aurȷ.
      conventional orthography: Faighidís na hoird.
      Let them fetch the sledgehammers.

Etymology 2

From Old Irish ord, ordd, from Latin ōrdō.

Noun

ord m (genitive singular oird, nominative plural oird)

  1. (religion, agriculture, etc.) order
  2. sequence, arrangement
  3. (literary) ordered manner, rule
  4. (literary) function
  5. (ecclesiastical) prescribed form of service
Derived terms

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “1 ord(d) ‘order, sequence’”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “2 ord(d) ‘sledgehammer’”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • "ord" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • “órd” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 534.

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • orde

Etymology

From Old English ord. Akin to Old Frisian ord (place, point), Old Saxon ord (point), Old High German ort (point, beginning), Old Norse oddr (point of a weapon). More at odd.

Noun

ord

  1. a point
  2. the point of a weapon
  3. a point of origin, beginning

Descendants

  • English: ord

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse orð, from Proto-Germanic *wurdą, from Proto-Indo-European *werdʰo- (word). Cognates include Danish ord, Swedish ord, German Wort, and English word.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uːɾ/

Noun

ord n (definite singular ordet, indefinite plural ord, definite plural orda or ordene)

  1. a word (a distinct unit of language with a particular meaning)
  2. word (something promised)
  3. word (a discussion)
  4. reputation
  5. (definite singular only) permission to speak

Derived terms

References

  • “ord” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse orð, from Proto-Germanic *wurdą, from Proto-Indo-European *werdʰo- (word). Akin to English word.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uːr/ (example of pronunciation)
  • Homophone: or

Noun

ord n (definite singular ordet, indefinite plural ord, definite plural orda)

  1. a word (a distinct unit of language with a particular meaning)

Derived terms

For other terms please refer to ord (Bokmål) above.

References

  • “ord” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *uzdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (stab). Cognates with Middle Dutch ort (Dutch oord), Old High German ort (German Ort), Old Norse oddr (Icelandic oddur, Swedish udd, Danish od).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ord/, [orˠd]

Noun

ord m

  1. point (especially of a weapon)
  2. point of origin, beginning
  3. front; vanguard, chief
    • Finnesburh Fragment, line 12:

Declension

Derived terms

  • ordfruma

Descendants

  • Middle English: ord
    • English: ord, orde
    • Scots: ord

Romansch

Etymology

From Latin foras de.

Adverb

ord

  1. outside

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish orþ, from Old Norse orð, from Proto-Germanic *wurdą, from Proto-Indo-European *werdʰo- (word).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈuːrd/, [ˈuːɖ]

Noun

ord n (plural ord, definite singular ordet, definite plural orden)

  1. (linguistics) word; A distinct unit of language (sounds in speech or written letters) with a particular meaning, composed of one or more morphemes, and also of one or more phonemes that determine its sound pattern.
  2. Something promised.
  3. (computing) A numerical value with a bit width native to the machine.

Declension

Derived terms

Further reading

  • ord in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (obsolete) a point of a weapon.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)