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Orf \Orf\, Orfe \Or"fe\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A bright-colored domesticated variety of the id. See Id.


Etymology 1 n. (context obsolete English) cattle. Etymology 2

n. (label en medicine) An exanthemous disease caused by a parapox virus, occurring primarily in sheep and goats but also capable of infecting humans. Etymology 3

n. (alternative form of orfe nodot=yes English) (the fish)

Orf (disease)

Orf is an exanthemous disease caused by a parapox virus and occurring primarily in sheep and goats. It is also known as contagious pustular dermatitis, infectious labial dermatitis, ecthyma contagiosum, thistle disease and scabby mouth. Orf virus is zoonotic - it can also infect humans.

ORF (broadcaster)

Österreichischer Rundfunk (, ORF) is the Austrian national public service broadcaster.

Funded from a combination of television licence fee revenue and limited on-air advertising, ORF is the dominant player in the Austrian broadcast media. Austria was the last country in continental Europe after Albania to allow nationwide private television broadcasting.


ORF, or Orf may refer to:

  • Orf (disease), a cutaneous condition
  • ORF (broadcaster), Österreichischer Rundfunk, the Austrian public service broadcaster
  • Orf, Iran, a village in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran
  • Open reading frame, a portion of the genome that has the potential to code for a protein
  • Norfolk International Airport, IATA airport code ORF
  • ORF format, Olympus raw image file format with extension .orf
  • Observer Research Foundation, an Indian research institute
  • Open Road Films, a joint venture of Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Theatres

Usage examples of "orf".

  You men folks, cut orf them pirattercal whiskers, burn up them infurnel pamplits, put sum weskuts on, go to work choppin wood, splittin fence rales, or tillin the sile.

  At any rate he's no good here, & as I statid to Mister What Is It, it's a pity he cooden't go orf sumwhares quietly by hisself, whare he cood wear red weskits & speckled neckties, & gratterfy his ambishun in varis interestin wase, without havin a eternal fuss kickt up about him.

Editor, scratch orf a few lines sayin how is the show bizniss down to your place.

  I repeet in regard to them hanbills that I shall git 'em struck orf up to your printin office.

  His little sun William Henry stood upon the roof firin orf crackers.

  Frequiently he wood take orf his cocked hat & wave it round in a impressive stile.

  Just so soon as a man becums a reglar out & out Sperret rapper he leeves orf workin, lets his hare grow all over his fase & commensis spungin his livin out of other peple.

Ward & the twins had bin carried orf by Ryenosserhosses & that Baldinsville had bin captered by a army of Octoroons.

  It is a pity you coodent go orf sumwhares by yourselves, & be a nation of What Is Its, tho' if you'll excoose me, I shooden't care about marryin among you.

  Bimeby he wakes up and yells for a hoss so he kan go orf and kill some more peple.

  You wimin folks go back to your lawful husbands if you've got any, and take orf them skanderlous gownds and trowsis, and dress respectful like other wimin.

  The house is powerful big & in a exceedin large room was his wives & children, which larst was squawkin and hollerin enuff to take the roof rite orf the house.

  I thort at fust Ide pollish him orf ar-lar the Beneshy Boy, but on reflectin that he cood pollish me much wuss in his paper, I giv it up.

  Iago pints to Desdemony's deth bed & goes orf with a sardonic smile onto his countenance.

  I was only gettin orf a goak, but you roter hev seen the Old Kurnal jump up & howl.