Definition of ort in English:

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Pronunciation: /ôrt/


(usually orts) archaic or dialect
A scrap or remainder of food from a meal.
Example sentences
  • Meals were individually weighed for each horse, and all orts were collected, weighed, and recorded prior to the next meal.
  • Food intake was calculated daily by subtracting the dried orts (uneaten food) from the amount of food offered every day.
  • Diets were fed once daily in the morning, and orts were weighed on d 28 during the receiving phase and every 28 d thereafter in the finishing phase.


Late Middle English: from Middle Low German orte 'food remains', originally a compound of which the second element is related to eat.

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Syllabification: ort

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