American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed. Often used in the plural.
- n. A scrap; a bit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fragment; a scrap; a piece of refuse: usually in the plural.
- To turn away from with disgust; refuse.
- n. A money of account in Germany, Norway, Denmark, Riga, etc.
- n. A Danish unit of weight, the thousandth part of the pund or pound.
- n. A vector of unit length.
- n. A fragment; a scrap of leftover food; any remainder; a piece of refuse.
- v. transitive, dialectal To turn away from with disgust; refuse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A morsel left at a meal; a fragment; refuse; -- commonly used in the plural.
- From Middle English ort, from Old English *orǣt ("that which is left after eating", literally "out-eat"), equivalent to or- + eat. Cognate with Middle Low German orte ("refuse of food"), Middle Dutch ooraete, ooreete, Low German ort ("ort"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English orte, food left by animals, probably from Middle Dutch : oor, out; see ud- in Indo-European roots + eten, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“An ghaoth ag breith ort is ag tarraingt ar do �ada�”
“If you didn't see it, the day after her death The Newshour rebroadcast an essay of hers from 1986 about art in Texas -- or as Molly pronounces it, "ort" -- an appreciation for the colorful and absurd in Texas.”
“No, no, no, an "ort" is a small scrap of food left after a meal is completed.”
“The company's Gattex drug was successful in a late-stage study in treating patients with sh ort bowel syndrome, reducing the amount of intravenous nutrition needed by patients with the condition.”
“I didn't see it in the theatre, and I'm s ort of sad about that now because it was very pretty and I imagine it would have been improved by being very big.”
“In most regions, retailers and manufacturers reported that costs were rising, the Fed rep ort showed.”
““[T] ort reform does not provide a magical ‘silver-bullet’ that will immediately affect medical malpractice insurance rates.””
“[T] ort reform ‘will not eliminate the market dynamics that lead to insurance cycles,’ and ‘we must not over-promise — or even imply — that insurance cycles will end when civil justice reform begins.’”
“Earlier this year, she argued in defense of the law that makes it a crime to provide "material supp ort" to terrorist groups.”
“In other words, if this whole other-chick subplot is anything more than a conversational ort relative to the cake of your time together (see, I can torture a dessert metaphor, too), then that's a bad sign.”
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