Meaning of ORANGE in English


or ‧ ange S3 /ˈɒrəndʒ, ˈɒrɪndʒ $ ˈɔː-, ˈɑː-/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: Arabic naranj , from Sanskrit naranga 'orange tree' ]

1 . [countable] a round fruit that has a thick orange skin and is divided into parts inside:

orange juice

orange peel

Peel the oranges and divide them into segments.

orange groves (=where orange trees grow)

2 . [uncountable] a colour that is between red and yellow:

a bright shade of orange

—orange adjective :

an orange shirt

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.