Definition for or

conjunction as in a suggestion of choice

conjunction as in a suggestion of correction

conjunction as in a suggestion of approximation

conjunction as in either


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As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.

Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes and/or fees that may be incurred.

Winners will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, and/or fees that may be incurred.

Why aren't you as handsome and/or Canadian as Justin Bieber?

This band is different from the rock groups that go in for charismatic lighting and sing of love and/or sex.

His name was Lefty something-or-other, and he was about the sneakiest stool the department had.

Brass—or-molu—gilt platinum to give it weight; this is from Birmingham, not from Australia, nor nature.

He wuz very peart and sassy, and it was take-it-or-leave-it-and-be-plaguey- quick-about-it all the time.

Meanwhile the whale had made what appeared to be a grand and final neck-or-nothing rush in the direction of the shore.

Amatory, am′at-or-i, adj. relating to or causing love: affectionate.

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On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to or, such as: as a choice, as an alternative, as a substitute, conversely, either, and in other words.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.