Orwell play biographical name Or·well \ˈȯr-ˌwel, -wəl\ Definition of Orwell George 1903–1950 pseud. of Eric Arthur Blair Eng. authorOrwellian play \ȯr-ˈwe-lē-ən\ adjective Writing? Check your grammar now! Seen and Heard What made you want to look up Orwell? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).