|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]|
(Lam. 5:3), i.e., desolate and without protectors. The word occurs only here. In John 14:18 the word there rendered "comfortless" (R.V., "desolate;" marg., "orphans") properly means "orphans." The same Greek word is rendered "fatherless" in James 1:27.