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Definition of orphan:

  1. A child bereaved of both father and mother; sometimes, also, a child who has but one parent living.
  2. Bereaved of parents, or ( sometimes) of one parent.
  3. To cause to become an orphan; to deprive of parents.


child, orphaned, ragamuffin, foundling, orphaned child, stray, parentless, unparented, waif.

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