Meaning of “orange” in the English Dictionary

"orange" in British English

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uk /ˈɒr.ɪndʒ/ us /ˈɔːr.ɪndʒ/

orange noun (FRUIT)

A1 [ C ] a round sweet fruit that has a thick orange skin and an orange centre divided into many parts:

a glass of orange juice

More examples

  • Vitamin C is found in oranges and other citrus fruit.
  • She went to the shop to get some oranges but they had none.
  • Those oranges were looking a bit old and shrivelled, so I threw them out.
  • She drank two whole glassfuls of orange juice.
  • He cut the orange into quarters.

orange noun (COLOUR)

[ C or U ] a colour between red and yellow:

Orange is her favourite colour.

More examples

  • The door was painted orange.


uk /ˈɒr.ɪndʒ/ us /ˈɔːr.ɪndʒ/

A1 of a colour between red and yellow:

The setting sun filled the sky with a deep orange glow.

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  • Witnesses reported seeing a huge orange fireball as the oil refinery exploded.
  • The black lettering really stands out on that orange background.
  • The route was marked with a line of orange traffic cones.
noun [ U ] uk /ˈɒr.ɪndʒ.nəs/ us /ˈɔːr.ɪndʒ.nəs/

(Definition of “orange” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"orange" in American English

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orangeadjective, noun [ U ]

us /ˈɔr·ɪndʒ, ˈɑr-/

orange adjective, noun [ U ] (COLOR)

(of) the color that is a mixture of red and yellow:

an orange jacket
The setting sun made the sky orange.

orangenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈɔr·ɪndʒ, ˈɑr-/

orange noun [ C/U ] (FRUIT)

a round, orange-colored fruit that is valued mainly for its sweet juice

(Definition of “orange” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)