Orange vs Microwave - What's the difference?

orange | microwave |

As verbs the difference between orange and microwave

is that orange is while microwave is to cook (something) in a microwave oven.

As an adjective orange

is orangey.

As a noun microwave is

an electromagnetic wave with wavelength between that of infrared light and radio waves.



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Usage notes

* It is commonly believed that “orange” has no rhymes. While there are no commonly used English dictionary words that rhyme exactly with “orange” (“door-hinge” comes close in US pronunciation), the English surname Gorringe is a rhyme, at least in UK pronunciation. See


  • An evergreen tree of the genus Citrus'' such as ''Citrus sinensis .
  • The fruit of an orange tree; a citrus fruit with a slightly sour flavour.
  • The colour of a ripe fruit of an orange tree, midway between red and yellow.
  • Orange juice, or orange coloured and flavoured cordial.
  • Derived terms


  • Having the colour of the fruit of an orange tree; yellowred; reddish-yellow.
  • Antonyms

    * (having orange as its colour) nonorange


  • To color orange.
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  • To become orange.
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  • See also

    * citrus * clementine * Cointreau * * mandarin * marmalade * murcott * naartjie * ortanique * pomander * satsuma * satsuma mandarin * satsuma tangerine * secondary colour * tangerine * triple sec * zest *


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    (en noun)
  • An electromagnetic wave with wavelength between that of infrared light and radio waves.
  • A microwave oven.
  • Derived terms

    * convection microwave * microwave-proof * microwave-safe

    See also

    * longwave, mediumwave, shortwave, radio wave * radio frequency, UHF, SHF * radio band, K band, Ka band, Ku band, X band


  • To cook (something) in a microwave oven.
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  • A vengeful mother-of-three has been jailed for 168 days after being convicted of killing a neighbour's kitten by microwaving the 10-week-old pet.


    * (cook in a microwave oven) nuke (colloquial)

    Derived terms

    * microwavable, microwaveable * microwave-proof * microwave-safe

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