orang
Orang-outang O*rang"-ou*tang`, Orang-utan O*rang"-u*tan`, n. [Malayan [=o]rang [=u]tan, i. e., man of the woods; [=o]rang man + [=u]tan a forest, wood, wild, savage.] (Zo["o]l.) An arboreal anthropoid ape ({Pongo pygmaeus}, formerly {Simia satyrus}), which inhabits Borneo and Sumatra. Often called simply {orang}. It is now an endangered species. [Written also {orangutan}, {orangutang}, {orang-utan}, {ourang-utang}, and {oran-utan}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: It is over four feet high, when full grown, and has very long arms, which reach nearly or quite to the ground when the body is erect. Its color is reddish brown. In structure, it closely resembles man in many respects. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • orang — ⇒ORANG OUTAN, ORANG, subst. masc. Singe anthropoïde (du genre Pongo), originaire d Asie, mesurant de 1,20 m à 1,50 m, à longs poils brun acajou et aux membres antérieurs très longs, arboricole et frugivore. Nous avions surnommé Majorque l île des …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Orang — may refer to: An orangutan An Orang Pendek, fur covered, ground dwelling, bipedal primate Orang (North Korea), a county in North Hamgyong province Orang National Park, in Assam, India Orang, Nepal .O.rang, a British band Someone with red hair… …   Wikipedia

  • orang — orang; orang·utan; orang·ou·tan; orang·ou·tang; …   English syllables

  • Orang — O*rang , n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Orang outang}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orang — Orang, soviel wie Orang Utan …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Orang — Orang, s. Orang Utan …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Orang — (aus dem Malaiischen, so v.w. Vernunftwesen, Simia Erxl, Pithecus Geoffr.), Geschlecht aus der Familie der eigentlichen Affen (s.d. 3), ausgezeichnet durch verkürzte Schnauze, rundliche, mehr als bei andern Affen vorspringende Stirn, rundlichen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Orang — Orang,   malaiisch indonesisch für Mensch.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • orang — [ō raŋ′] n. ORANGUTAN …   English World dictionary

  • Orang — O.rang Pays d’origine Londres, Angleterre Genre musical Post rock, electronica, world music, ambient Années d activité …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”