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Ort \Ort\ ([^o]rt), n.; pl. Orts ([^o]rts). [Akin to LG. ort, ortels, remnants of food, refuse, OFries. ort, OD. oorete, ooraete; prob. from the same prefix as in E. ordeal + a word akin to eat.] A morsel left at a meal; a fragment; refuse; -- commonly used in the plural.

Let him have time a beggar's orts to crave.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"remains of food left from a meal," mid-15c., probably cognate with early Dutch ooraete, Low German ort, from or-, privative prefix, + etan "to eat" (see eat (v.)). Perhaps from an unrecorded Old English word.


n. (label en usually in plural) A fragment; a scrap of leftover food; any remainder; a piece of refuse. vb. (context transitive dialectal English) To turn away from with disgust; refuse.


Ort may refer to:

  • German meaning "location" or "place"
  • Ort im Innkreis, a municipality in Ried im Innkreis, Austria
  • Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale, a bacterium that causes poultry disease
  • Ort, any type of waste

Northway Airport (IATA code: ORT), airport in Northway, Alaska, United States

  • Schloss Ort, an Austrian castle situated near the Traunsee lake
  • Bastiaan Ort (1854–1927), a Dutch lawyer, judge and politician

The acronym ORT can stand for:

  • Channel One Russia, called ORT (Obshchestvennoye Rossiskoye Televideniye) from mid-1990s until 2001
  • Ocean Racing Technology, a racing team
  • Ohio River Trail, trail system in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, US
  • Olympiaki Radiofonia Tileorasi (Greek: Ολυμπιακή Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση, abbreviated ORT), a Greek radio and television station
  • Ongoing reliability test, a test process in manufacturing
  • Ooty Radio Telescope, a radio telescope near Ooty, India
  • Open road tolling, boothless toll collecting
  • Operational readiness test
  • Opiate replacement therapy
  • Oral rehydration therapy, for diarrhea-related dehydration
  • Order of Railroad Telegraphers, a United States labor union
  • Organización Revolucionaria de los Trabajadores, a political party in Spain
  • Oxford Round Table, a series of interdisciplinary conferences
  • World ORT (Russian: Общество Ремесленного Труда (Obchestvo Remeslenogo Truda: Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades)), a non-governmental organization
    • ORT Argentina, a non-government organization devoted to education in Argentina
    • ORT Uruguay, a university in Montevideo, Uruguay by World ORT
    • ORT Israel, a non-government organization devoted to education in Israel
    • ORT Braude College of Engineering, in Carmiel Israel
    • Bramson ORT College, an undergraduate college in New York City operated by World ORT
ORT (TV channel)

Olympiaki Radiofonia Tileorasi (, abbreviated ORT) is a Greek local radio and television station serving the Elis regional unit. Its headquarters are in Pyrgos. Its logo has three Olympic Rings.

Usage examples of "ort".

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Good fiat hard sense dictated that loup would not waste valuable effort by raiding the San Isidro ort, but Sharpe rejected that good sense because his every instinct told him there was trouble coming.

Rubeus was strongest in this ort, and he leaned his dark ogival face into the warmth of the sunlight with a deep gratification.

And next day four ox rawn wagons with puzzled drivers and beds loaded with weapons, amm nition and supplies arrived at the San Isidro ort And the Real Compafifa Irlandesa was armed at lasL And thinking of mutiny.

And she said, because the old lady wuz proud and wanted a home, and she thought that pride wuz so wicked, that it ort to be put down.

Sturzflug ab, in einem letzten, verzweifelten Geschwindigkeitsausbruch, entsetzt nach einem Spalt in den Klippen ausschauend, um sich darin zu bergen, nach einem winzigen Ort, wohin ihr kein Raubvogel folgen konnte.

The insides of a thousand orts around Reynii radiated with the same psynergistic presence.

Assia broke off as a crowd of simplefaced orts hardened out of the darkness.

The onslaught of orts staggered and broke up beneath the lash of poison-darts the raels flailed beneath them.

A brute cry whined through the fury of the sky-echoes, and their distance from the orts widened.

The orts were very close, a gigantic heaving of rabid cries and spasming jaws.

The roaring energy blew orts into a scattering of sparking bones and whipping entrails.

Nobu sat facing into the wave of orts, timelessly smiling, free of the world and of himself.

Alone at the heart, he watched the orts scattering, even the largest ones backlashing from the sudden and intense glorylight that blazed through him.

Scorpion bursts of white fire whipped the orts that were trying to outflank him.