/ɔ / (say aw)

conjunction a particle used:
1. to connect words, phrases, or clauses representing alternatives: to be or not to be.
2. to connect alternative terms for the same thing, or different ways of expressing the same concept: the Hawaiian or Sandwich islands.
{Middle English or, originally unstressed member of correlative other … or, earlier other … other, Old English oþþe … oþþe either … or}
/ɔ / (say aw)

preposition, conjunction Archaic
before; ere.
{Middle English or before, Old English ār soon, early. See ere.}
/ɔ / (say aw) Heraldry

1. gold or yellow.
2. (placed after the noun) gold or yellow.
{Middle English, from French, from Latin aurum gold}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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