Translation of "or" - English-Spanish dictionary


conjunction uk strong /ɔːr/ us /ɔr/ weak /ər/ us /ɔr/

A1 used between possibilities, or before the last of many possibilities

Is the baby a boy or a girl?
You can have coffee or tea.

A2 used after a negative verb to mean not one thing and also not another

Tim doesn’t eat meat or fish.

B1 used to give someone a warning or advice

You should be careful, or you’ll have an accident.

used to change or correct something you have said

He finished the work, or most of it, anyway.


noun uk /ˌəʊˈɑːr/ us /ˌoʊˈɑːr/

US abbreviation for operating room

abreviatura de “operating room”: quirófano

written abbreviation for the US state of Oregon: used in addresses

abreviatura escrita de “Oregon”: Oregón

(Translation of “or” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


conjunction //

used to show an alternative

Is that your book or is it mine?

because if not

Hurry or you’ll be late.
or so

about; approximately

más o menos
I bought a dozen or so (books).

(Translation of “or” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)