Definition of orange noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɒrɪndʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrɪndʒ//
    , NAmE//ˈɑːrɪndʒ//
    [countable, uncountable] Soft drinks
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  1. 1   a round citrus fruit with thick reddish-yellow skin and a lot of sweet juice orange peel an orange tree freshly squeezed orange juice orange groves (= groups of orange trees) orange blossom see also blood orange
  2. 2 (British English) orange juice, or a drink made from or tasting of oranges Would you like some orange? A vodka and orange, please. See related entries: Soft drinks
  3. 3   a bright reddish-yellow colour a pale shade of orange purples and reds and deep shining oranges
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French orenge (in the phrase pomme d'orenge), based on Arabic nāranj, from Persian nārang.Idioms (especially North American English) used to describe a situation in which two people or things are completely different from each other They really are apples and oranges. They are both great but you can't compare apples and oranges. It’s a totally different situation, it’s apples and oranges.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: orange