|1.||a. a child, one or (more commonly) both of whose parents are dead|
|b. (as modifier): an orphan child|
|2.||printing the first line of a paragraph separated from the rest of the paragraph by occurring at the foot of a page|
|3.||(tr) to deprive of one or both parents|
|[C15: from Late Latin orphanus, from Greek orphanos; compare Latin orbus bereaved]|
orphann. [Unix] A process whose parent has died; one inherited by `init(1)'. Compare zombie.