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or1 US English

Used to link alternatives

or2 US English

Gold or yellow, as a heraldic tincture

OR US English

Operational research

-or1 US English

(Forming nouns) denoting a person or thing performing the action of a verb, or denoting another agent

-or2 US English

Forming adjectives expressing a comparative sense

-or3 US English

Forming nouns denoting a state or condition

-or4 US English

US form of -our.

and what have you US English

And/or anything else similar

operating room US English

A room in a hospital specially equipped for surgical operations

OR in operating room US English

A room in a hospital specially equipped for surgical operations

OR gate in or1 US English

A circuit that gives an output signal if there is a signal on any of its inputs

or no US English

Or not

or so US English

(After a quantity) approximately

and/or US English

Either or both of two stated possibilities

or else US English

Used to introduce the second of two alternatives

either/or US English

An unavoidable choice between two alternatives

or worse US English

Used to suggest a possibility that is still more serious or unpleasant than one already considered, but that the speaker does not wish or need to specify

or anything US English

Added as a general reference to other things similar to the thing mentioned

do or die US English

Persist, even if death is the result

do-or-die US English

(Of a person’s attitude or a situation) showing or requiring a determination not to compromise or be deterred

or whatever US English

Or anything similar

or whenever US English

Or at any time

or wherever US English

Or any similar place

—— or no —— US English

Regardless of the specified thing

or no in no US English

Or not

—— or no —— in no US English

Regardless of the specified thing

or so in or1 US English

(After a quantity) approximately

exclusive OR US English

A Boolean operator working on two variables that has the value of one if one but not both of the variables has a value of one

or something US English

Added as a reference to an unspecified alternative similar to the thing mentioned

one or two US English

A few

or otherwise US English

Indicating the opposite of or a contrast to something stated

all-or-none US English

another way of saying all-or-nothing.

sink or swim US English

Fail or succeed entirely by one’s own efforts

a —— or two US English

Used to denote a small but unspecified number

win or lose US English

Whether one succeeds or fails

and/or in and US English

Either or both of two stated possibilities

hit-or-miss US English

As likely to be unsuccessful as successful

more or less US English

Speaking imprecisely; to a certain extent

now or never US English

Used to convey urgency

all-or-nothing US English

Having no middle position or compromise available

plus or minus US English

Used to define the margin of error of an estimate or calculation

rain or shine US English

Whether it rains or not

death-or-glory US English

Brave to the point of foolhardiness; reckless

trick or treat US English

A children’s custom of calling at houses at Halloween with the threat of pranks if they are not given a small gift (often used as a greeting by children doing this)

whether or no US English

Whether or not

or else in else US English

Used to introduce the second of two alternatives

make or break US English

Be the factor that decides whether (something) will succeed or fail

once or twice US English

A few times

one or another US English

Denoting or referring to a particular but unspecified one out of a set of items

or worse in worse US English

Used to suggest a possibility that is still more serious or unpleasant than one already considered, but that the speaker does not wish or need to specify


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