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orphan

noun [C] uk   /ˈɔː.fən/ us    /ˈɔːr-/
C2 a child whose parents are dead: The civil war is making orphans of many children.

orphan

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ˈɔː.fən/ us    /ˈɔːr-/
to make someone an orphan: He was orphaned as a baby (= his parents died when he was a baby). The children were orphaned by the war (= their parents were killed in the war).
Translations of “orphan”
in Korean 고아…
in Arabic يَتيم…
in French orphelin/-ine…
in Turkish öksüz, yetim…
in Italian orfano, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孤兒…
in Russian сирота, изолированная строка, висячая строка…
in Polish sierota…
in Spanish huérfano…
in Portuguese órfão, órfã…
in German die Waise, Waisen-……
in Catalan orfe, òrfena…
in Japanese 孤児…
in Chinese (Simplified) 孤儿…
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