Either; else; otherwise; as an alternative or substitute.There may be several alternatives each joined to the preceding one by or, presenting a choice between any two in the series: as, he may study law or medicine or divinity, or he may enter into trade. The correlations are — Either … or (in archaic or poetical use also or … or).Whether … or (rarely or … or), in indirect questions.A conjunction coördinating two or more words or clauses each of which in turn is regarded as an equivalent of the other or others. Thus, we say of a particular diagram that it is a square, or a figure with four equal sides and equal angles.[Or sometimes begins a sentence, in this case expressing an alternative with the foregoing sentence, or merely a transition to some fresh argument or illustration.Before; previously; already.Before; ere; sooner than; rather than: as, or this (before this); or long (before long).Before; ere.Sooner than; rather than.Than.Lest.n. In heraldry, one of the tinctures — the metal gold, often represented by a yellow color, and in engraving conventionally by dots upon a white ground. See tincture, and cuts under counter-changed and counter-compony.A Middle English form of your.A Middle English form of her (their).An apparent suffix, the terminus of the suffix -tor, -sor, of Latin origin, forming nouns of agent from verbs.A termination (apparent suffix) of Latin origin, contracted through Old French from an original Latin -ator.A suffix of some nouns of Latin origin, either abstract, as in odor, horror, terror, honor, etc., or concrete, as in arbor, a tree, etc. It is not felt or used as an English formative.A suffix of Latin origin appearing in comparatives, used in English with a distinct comparative use, as in the adjectives major, minor, junior, senior, prior, but also commonly in nouns, as major, minor, prior, junior, senior, etc. It is not felt or used as an English formative.A prefix of Anglo-Saxon origin, appearing unrecognized as a prefix and with no separate significance in ordeal, ort, and a few other words now obsolete.An abbreviation of oriental; of Oregon.