- noun a child whose parents are dead
- verb to make someone an orphan
- 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.
- noun a child whose parents have died
- 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.