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o·ri·ent

 (ôr′ē-ənt, -ĕnt′)
n.
1. Orient The countries of Asia, especially of eastern Asia.
2.
a. The luster characteristic of a pearl of high quality.
b. A pearl having exceptional luster.
3. Archaic The place on the horizon where the sun rises; the east.
adj.
1. Having exceptional luster: orient gemstones.
2. Archaic Eastern; oriental.
tr.v. (ôr′ē-ĕnt′) or·i·ent·ed, or·i·ent·ing, or·i·ents
1.
a. To align or position in a particular direction or in a particular relation to the points of the compass: orient the swimming pool north and south; oriented the telescope toward the moon.
b. To build (a church) with the nave laid out in an east-west direction and the main altar usually at the eastern end.
2. To determine the bearings of (oneself); cause (one) to know one's position in relation to the surroundings: oriented himself by the neon sign on top of the building.
3. To make familiar with a new situation: events to help students get oriented to life on campus.
4. To provide with a primary purpose or focus of attention: a medical system that is oriented toward the prevention of disease.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin oriēns, orient-, rising sun, east, from present participle of orīrī, to arise, be born; see er-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

orient

n
1. (Physical Geography) poetic another word for east Compare occident
2. archaic the eastern sky or the dawn
3.
a. the iridescent lustre of a pearl
b. (as modifier): orient pearls.
4. (Jewellery) a pearl of high quality
adj
5. chiefly poetic eastern
6. archaic (of the sun, stars, etc) rising
vb
7. to adjust or align (oneself or something else) according to surroundings or circumstances
8. (Physical Geography) (tr) to position, align, or set (a map, surveying instrument, etc) with reference to the points of the compass or other specific directions
9. (tr) to set or build (a church) in an easterly direction
[C18: via French from Latin oriēns rising (sun), from orīrī to rise]

Orient

(ˈɔːrɪənt)
n
1. (Placename) the countries east of the Mediterranean
2. (Placename) the eastern hemisphere

o•ri•ent

(n., adj. ˈɔr i ənt, -iˌɛnt, ˈoʊr-; v. ˈɔr iˌɛnt, ˈoʊr-)
adj. n.
1. the Orient,
a. the countries of Asia, esp. East Asia.
b. (formerly) the countries to the E of the Mediterranean.
2.
a. an orient pearl.
b. the iridescent luster of a pearl or of mother-of-pearl.
3. the east; the eastern region of the heavens or the world.
v.t.
4. to adjust or bring into due relation to surroundings, circumstances, facts, etc.
5. to familiarize with new surroundings or circumstances: lectures to orient visitors.
6. to place in a position with reference to the points of the compass or other locations: to orient a building north and south.
7. to direct or position toward a particular object.
8. to determine the position of in relation to the points of the compass; get the bearings of.
9. to place so as to face the east, esp. to build (a church) with the chief altar to the east and the chief entrance to the west.
10. to set (the horizontal circle of a surveying instrument) so that readings give correct azimuths.
adj.
11. (of a gem or pearl) exceptionally fine and lustrous.
12. Archaic. rising: the orient sun.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin orient- (s. of oriēns) the east, sunrise, n. use of present participle of orīrī to rise]
o′ri•ent`er, n.

orient


Past participle: oriented
Gerund: orienting

Imperative
orient
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Present
I orient
you orient
he/she/it orients
we orient
you orient
they orient
Preterite
I oriented
you oriented
he/she/it oriented
we oriented
you oriented
they oriented
Present Continuous
I am orienting
you are orienting
he/she/it is orienting
we are orienting
you are orienting
they are orienting
Present Perfect
I have oriented
you have oriented
he/she/it has oriented
we have oriented
you have oriented
they have oriented
Past Continuous
I was orienting
you were orienting
he/she/it was orienting
we were orienting
you were orienting
they were orienting
Past Perfect
I had oriented
you had oriented
he/she/it had oriented
we had oriented
you had oriented
they had oriented
Future
I will orient
you will orient
he/she/it will orient
we will orient
you will orient
they will orient
Future Perfect
I will have oriented
you will have oriented
he/she/it will have oriented
we will have oriented
you will have oriented
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Future Continuous
I will be orienting
you will be orienting
he/she/it will be orienting
we will be orienting
you will be orienting
they will be orienting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been orienting
you have been orienting
he/she/it has been orienting
we have been orienting
you have been orienting
they have been orienting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been orienting
you will have been orienting
he/she/it will have been orienting
we will have been orienting
you will have been orienting
they will have been orienting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been orienting
you had been orienting
he/she/it had been orienting
we had been orienting
you had been orienting
they had been orienting
Conditional
I would orient
you would orient
he/she/it would orient
we would orient
you would orient
they would orient
Past Conditional
I would have oriented
you would have oriented
he/she/it would have oriented
we would have oriented
you would have oriented
they would have oriented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orient - the countries of AsiaOrient - the countries of Asia    
Far East - a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
2.orient - the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australiaorient - the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Old World - the regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas
hemisphere - half of the terrestrial globe
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Eurasia - the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
Verb1.orient - be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2.orient - determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
decide, make up one's mind, determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
guide on, guide - use as a guide; "They had the lights to guide on"
reorient, reorientate - orient once again, after a disorientation
disorient, disorientate - cause to be lost or disoriented
3.orient - cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"
position - cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
stem - cause to point inward; "stem your skis"
4.orient - familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances; "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
familiarise, familiarize, acquaint - make familiar or conversant with; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"
5.orient - adjust to a specific need or market; "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

orient

orientate
verb
1. adjust, settle, adapt, tune, convert, alter, compose, accommodate, accustom, reconcile, align, harmonize, familiarize, acclimatize, find your feet (informal) It will take some time to orient yourself to this new way of thinking.
2. get your bearings, get the lie of the land, establish your location She lay still for a few seconds, trying to orient herself.
Translations
الشَّرْقالـمَشْرِقُ
Orient
Orienten
Itä-Aasia
Istok
Austurlönd fjær
東洋
동양
Rytų gyventojas
Austrumi
Orient
Orienten
เอเชียตะวันออก
Phương Đông

Orient

[ˈɔːrɪənt] NOriente m

Orient

[ˈɔːriənt] n
the Orient → l'Orient m

orient

[ˈɔːriɛnt] orientate [ˈɔːriənteɪt] vt
(= accustom) to orient sb to sth → orienter qn vers qch
to orient o.s. → s'orienter
to orient o.s. to sth → s'adapter à qch
You will need the time to orient yourself to your new way of eating → Vous aurez besoin de temps pour vous adapter à votre nouveau mode d'alimentation.
to orient o.s. (= determine one's position) → s'orienter

orient

n (also Orient)Orient m; (poet also)Morgenland nt
adj (poet) sun, moonaufgehend

Orient

[ˈɔːrɪənt] n the Orientl'Oriente m

orient

[ˈɔːrɪənt] orientate [ˈɔːrɪənˌteɪt] vtorientare
to orient o.s. → orientarsi

Orient

(ˈoːriənt) : the Orient
the east (China, Japan etc). the mysteries of the Orient.
ˌoriˈental (-ˈen-) adjective
in or from the east. oriental art.
noun
a person who comes from the east.

orient

الـمَشْرِقُ Orient Orienten Orient Ανατολή Oriente Itä-Aasia Orient Istok Oriente 東洋 동양 Oriënt Orienten bliski wschód oriente Восток Orienten เอเชียตะวันออก Doğu Phương Đông 东方

orient

n. oriente, este.
References in classic literature ?
And this reminds me that had the great Sperm Whale been known to the young Orient World, he would have been deified by their child-magian thoughts.
Around our hats were wound many folds of soft white muslin, with the ends hanging and flapping down our backs--an idea brought from the Orient and used by tourists all over Europe.
All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand Banners rise into the Air With Orient Colours waving: with them rose A Forrest huge of Spears: and thronging Helms Appear'd, and serried Shields in thick array Of depth immeasurable: Anon they move In perfect PHALANX to the Dorian mood Of Flutes and soft Recorders; such as rais'd To highth of noblest temper Hero's old Arming to Battel, and in stead of rage Deliberate valour breath'd, firm and unmov'd With dread of death to flight or foul retreat, Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage With solemn touches, troubl'd thoughts, and chase Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain From mortal or immortal minds.
these pearls are orient, but they yield in whiteness to your teeth; the diamonds are brilliant, but they cannot match your eyes; and ever since I have taken up this wild trade, I have made a vow to prefer beauty to wealth.
Just as the wise buyer of to-day asks France for champagne, Germany for toys, England for cottons, and the Orient for rugs, so he will learn to look upon the United States as the natural home and headquarters of the telephone.
We left Charing Cross on the morning of the 12th, got to Paris the same night, and took the places secured for us in the Orient Express.
Thus was created the famous "Northwest Company," which for a time held a lordly sway over the wintry lakes and boundless forests of the Canadas, almost equal to that of the East India Company over the voluptuous climes and magnificent realms of the Orient.
Bullfrog, with her glossy ringlets curling on her brow, and two rows of orient pearls gleaming between her parted lips, which wore a most angelic smile.
This empty cawtridge is the one he 'id the Emperor's pearl in, on the Peninsular and Orient.