Definition of orans in US English:

orans

(also orant, orante)

noun

Art
  • An image of a person at prayer with arms outstretched. Also attributive: designating such a figure or posture.

Origin

Early 20th century. From classical Latin ōrant-, ōrāns a person at prayer, use as noun of present participle of ōrāre orate.

Pronunciation

orans

/ˈɔːrənz/