orphan

Definitions

General English

  • noun a child whose parents are dead
  • verb to make someone an orphan

Computing

  • noun the first line of a paragraph of text printed alone at the bottom of a column, with the rest of the paragraph at the top of the next column or page.

Law

  • noun a child whose parents have died

Media Studies

  • noun the last line of a paragraph, placed at the top of a column or page while the rest is at the end of the last one. This is poor layout and to be avoided.
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