follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

orans

[awr-anz, ohr-] /ˈɔr ænz, ˈoʊr-/
noun, plural orantes
[aw-ran-teez, oh-ran-] /ɔˈræn tiz, oʊˈræn-/ (Show IPA)
1.

Oran

[aw-ran, oh-ran; French aw-rahn] /ɔˈræn, oʊˈræn; French ɔˈrɑ̃/
noun
1.
a seaport in NW Algeria.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for orans

Oran

/əˈræn; əˈrɑːn; French ɔrɑ̃/
noun
1.
a port in NW Algeria: the second largest city in the country; scene of the destruction by the British of most of the French fleet in the harbour in 1940 to prevent its capture by the Germans. Pop: 744 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for orans

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for orans

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for orans