- any of several cetaceans, as a grampus.
- a mythical monster, as an ogre.
- Officers’ Reserve Corps.
- any of various whales, such as the killer and grampus
- one of an imaginary race of evil goblins, esp in the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien
n.“ogre, devouring monster,” Old English orcþyrs, orcneas (plural), perhaps from a Romanic source akin to ogre, and ultimately from Latin Orcus “Hell,” a word of unknown origin. Revived by J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) as the name of a brutal race in Middle Earth. But Orcs and Trolls spoke as they would, without love of words or things; and their language was actually more degraded and filthy than I have shown it. [“Return of the King,” 1955]