Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A point.
- n. Beginning.
- n. An abbreviation of ordinal, ordinance, ordinary, and order.
- n. An abbreviation of ordained;
- n. of ordnance.
- abbr. order.
- abbr. law ordinance.
- n. A point.
- n. A point of origin; a beginning.
- n. A point of land; a promontory.
- n. The point or edge of a weapon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Obs. or Prov. Eng. An edge or point; also, a beginning.
- From Middle English ord, from Old English ord ("point, spear-point, spear, source, beginning, front, vanguard"), from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz (“point”), from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (“to stick, prick, pierce, sting”) + Proto-Indo-European *dʰe- (“to set, place”). Cognate with North Frisian od ("tip, place, beginning"), Dutch oord ("place, region"), German Ort ("location, place, position"), Danish od ("a point"), Swedish udd ("a point, prick"), Icelandic oddur ("tip, point of a weapon, leader"). See also odd. (Wiktionary)
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“My soul is perfectly fine and I am much more enlightened than you could ever imagine but I will not ord that over you, it would be wrong of me.”
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