orange Definition

  • 1a round fruit with a tough bright reddish-yellow rind, juicy white pulp, and a bitter membrane surrounding the segments
  • 2a color between red and yellow in the spectrum

Using orange: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "orange" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She peeled an orange for breakfast.

  • Example

    The juice of an orange is rich in vitamin C.

  • Example

    He wore an orange shirt to the party.

orange Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for orange

  • citrus fruit

Idioms Using orange

  • a nickname for Florida, a state in the southeastern United States known for its production of oranges


    They went on vacation to the Orange State to visit the citrus groves.

  • to compare apples and oranges

    to compare two things that are fundamentally different and cannot be compared directly


    It's not fair to compare the two candidates; it's like comparing apples and oranges.

  • to look tired or ill


    After working all night, he had a face like a squeezed orange.

Phrases with orange

  • the fragrant white flowers of the Seville orange tree, used in perfumery and as a flavoring.


    The bride carried a bouquet of orange blossoms.

  • the juice obtained from oranges


    I always have a glass of orange juice with my breakfast.

  • the outer layer of the skin of an orange


    The recipe calls for grated orange peel.

Origins of orange

from Old French 'orenge', from Arabic 'nāranj'


Summary: orange in Brief

The term 'orange' [ˈɔːrɪndʒ] refers to a round fruit with a reddish-yellow rind, juicy white pulp, and a bitter membrane surrounding the segments. It is also a color between red and yellow in the spectrum. 'Orange' is used in phrases like 'orange blossom,' and idioms like 'to compare apples and oranges,' meaning to compare two fundamentally different things.

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