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or conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (connects alternatives)o, oppure cong
 Do you want the green or the blue?
 Vuoi quello verde o quello blu?
 
Additional Translations
or
OR
abbr
(Oregon)Oregon nm
 I live in Portland, OR.
 Io abito a Portland, nell'Oregon.
or conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (connects alternative terms for sthg)o cong
 The islands are known as The Falklands, or Las Islas Malvinas.
 Le isole sono conosciute come Falkland, o Isole Malvine.
or conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (correlative)o, oppure cong
 You should either call him or send him an email.
 Dovresti o chiamarlo o mandargli un'e-mail.
or conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (correction)cioè, ovvero, vale a dire cong
 I don't like coffee. Or I do, but only when it's very weak.
 Non mi piace il caffè. Cioè, mi piace solo quando è molto leggero.
or conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (approximation)o cong
 I'll be back in two or three minutes.
 Torno tra due o tre minuti.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
or | OR |
"or
to put it better"
cioè avv
a dozen or so adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (around twelve)circa una dozzina
 Can you please bring me back a dozen or so eggs from the grocery store?
all-or-none estremista nmf
be sufficient for [sth] or [sb] v (be enough for [sth] or [sb])essere abbastanza per vi
believe it or not exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (incredible though it may seem)che tu lo creda o no
black or white adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (clear cut)inequivocabile, chiaro, diretto adj
 La mia risposta è inequivocabile.
black or white adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (viewed simplistically)  (opinioni semplicistiche)bianco o nero, o bianco o nero
 There is no gray area here, it's black or white.
 Non è tutto così o bianco o nero come pensi tu.
by hook or by crook advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (by any means necessary)di riffa o di raffa avv
  con le buone o con le cattive, in un modo o nell'altro avv
come hell or high water advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (whatever the difficulties, whatever happens)succeda quel che succeda
 Come hell or high water, I am going to finish this marathon.
 Succeda quel che succeda, domani vengo a trovarti.
  accada quel che accada, sia quel che sia
 Accada quel che accada, io vado avanti per la mia strada.
come rain or shine advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (whatever the weather)che piova o tiri vento, qualunque tempo faccia
 Come rain or shine, we are going to beach tomorrow!
 Che piova o tiri vento domani andremo alla gita, al limite ci porteremo l'ombrello.
  con qualsiasi tempo
 Il golf non è uno sport che puoi praticare con qualsiasi tempo.
come rain or shine advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (whatever happens)capiti quel che capiti
 Come rain or shine, I will never abandon you.
do or die nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (critical situation)  (idomatico)o la va o la spacca
  vai avanti o muori
do-or-die ora o mai più!
double or nothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gambling: type of bet)lascia o raddoppia
  il doppio o niente
 At first I lost $10 on our bet, but I said "double or nothing" and won the second time so now he owes me $20.
double-or-nothing il doppio o niente nm
either or
either-or
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (limited to two choices)o…o…
feast-or-famine una volta troppo e una volta troppo poco
  o troppo o niente
  da un estremo all'altro
fight-or-flight n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood." (denoting instinctive response)  (figurato)attacco o fuga nm
first or last primo o ultimo
for better or for worse advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (whatever the consequences)nella buona e nella cattiva sorte, nel bene e nel male avv
 I will be your wife for better or for worse.
 Prometto di starti vicino nella buona e nella cattiva sorte.
grow fond of [sb] or [sth] v (come to like [sb] or [sth])affezionarsi a qualcuno v rif
grow to like [sb] or [sth] v (come to appreciate [sb] or [sth])cominciare ad apprezzare qualcuno o qualcosa vtr
have a bellyful of [sth] or [sb] v informal, figurative (have had enough of [sth] or [sb])averne la pancia piena vtr
heads or tails testa o croce
hit or miss
hit-or-miss
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(unpredictable, variable)dal risultato imprevedibile
   (imprevedibile)che può andare benissimo come malissimo
   (imprevedibile)che può essere in un modo come nel modo opposto
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
hit-or-miss a casaccio
in one way or another advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (somehow, by some means)in un modo o nell'altro
in praise of [sth] or [sb] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (approvingly)in elogio di
in some way or other advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (somehow)in qualche modo, in un qualche modo, in un modo o in un altro avv
 I would like to help him in some way or other, because he deserves to succeed.
 Vorrei poterlo aiutare in qualche modo perché se lo merita.
inclusive or incluso o
know a thing or two v informal (be experienced in [sth])saperne qc di
lay into [sth] or [sb] v informal (attack)attaccare, assalire vtr
learn a thing or two v (become knowledgeable)imparare alcune cose, imparare un paio di cose
little or no adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (hardly any)quasi nessuno
 I have not studied so there is little or no possibility that I will pass the exam.
live or die vivere o morire
live without [sth] or [sb] v (be deprived of [sth] or [sb])vivere senza
make or break v (determine success or failure)la va o la spacca espr
make-or-break adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (success or failure)decisivo, cruciale agg
matter of life or death questione di vita o di morte
more or less advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to a greater or lesser extent)più o meno avv
 I have more or less decided to delay going to college for a year.
move toward [sth] or [sb]
move towards [sth] or [sb]
v
(approach or get closer to [sth] or [sb])avvicinarsi a v rif
move towards [sth] or [sb]
move toward [sth] or [sb]
v
(approach or get closer to [sth] or [sb])avvicinarsi a v rif
name [sb] after [sb] or [sth] v (give [sb] a name in honour of [sb] or [sth])dare un nome a qn in onore di qn, chiamare qn in onore di qn vtr
no ifs
ands
or buts
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
informal (no excuses are permitted)niente se e niente ma, non ci sono se e ma che tengano
not for love or money advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (impossible to obtain by any means)neanche a pagarlo, neanche morto avv
 You can't get a table in that restaurant for love or money.
now or never advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (final chance)ora o mai più, adesso o mai più avv
odd or even pari o dispari
once or twice una volta o due
one hundred or so adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (about a hundred)  (informale)su per giù un centinaio
one or the other uno o l'altro loc nom
one or two   (uno o due)qualcuno pron
or circuit circuito OR
or else advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (otherwise, if not)altrimenti avv
or else interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing a threat)o peggio per te
or more advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (perhaps a larger quantity)o più
or not o no inter
or rather   (oppure)ovvero conj
or rather anzi avv
or so advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (approximately)circa, più o meno avv
 The container could hold a litre or so of water.
pair up [sb] or [sth] v (find a match for [sb] or [sth])accoppiare vtr
play (a trick or a joke) on (s.o.) beffarsi di qn
play (a trick or a joke) on (s.o.) giocare un brutto tiro a qn
rain or shine advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (whatever the weather)se piove o c'è il sole avv
  indipendentemente dal tempo avv
ready or not advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (regardless of whether you are prepared for this)pronto o no agg
rely heavily on [sb] or [sth] v (be dependent on [sb] or [sth])fare totale affidamento su vtr
sink or swim v figurative (fail or succeed)o la va o la spacca
somehow or other advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in an undetermined way)in un modo o nell'altro
something or other nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] not remembered precisely)qualche cosa, un qualcosa, qualcosa
 I need something or other to prop open the door.
 She told me something or other about not being able to pay the bill.
 Mi ha detto qualcosa circa il fatto che non riesce a pagare la bolletta.
sooner or later advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at some time in the future)prima o poi avv
ten or so adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (about 10)circa dieci, più o meno dieci, una decina di agg
 In about ten or so days, I will have finished my exams!
 Tra una decina di giorni avrò finito tutti gli esami.
that or the other l'uno o l'altro
trick or treat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Halloween tradition for children)  (Halloween)dolcetto o scherzetto
Trick or treat! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (at Halloween)  (Halloween)dolcetto o scherzetto
trick-or-treat   (Halloween)dolcetto o scherzetto?
trick-or-treating nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Halloween custom: going door to door)  (Halloween)dolcetto o scherzetto
truth or dare nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (question-and-answer game)obbligo o verità
  dire o fare
Nota: E' abbastanza simile al gioco conosciuto anche come "dire, fare, baciare, lettera, testamento"
turn (s.o. or smtg) into tramutare v
TV or Radio Station (telecomm.)  (emittente televisiva)emittente n
two or three due o tre
whether ... or not   (congiuntivo)che ... o no cong
whether ... or not ... sia che ... o correlative conj
whether or no se... oppure no
whether or not conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (no matter if, even if)che... o no
 We'll go to the game whether or not it rains.
 Andremo alla partita, che piova o no.
with or without you con o senza di te
without rhyme or reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (unnecessarily and inexplicably)senza capo né coda, senza logica, senza senso avv
without rhyme or reason adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unnecessary and inexplicable)privo di logica, privo di senso, senza capo né coda agg
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