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Meaning of ORIENT

Pronunciation:  [adj]'owree`ent, [v]owree'ent, 'owreeunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
  2. [n]  the countries of Asia
  3. [adj]  (poetic) "the orient sun"
  4. [v]  set or arrange in a new or different determinate position; "Orient the house towards the South"
  5. [v]  determine one's position with reference to another point
  6. [v]  cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"
  7. [v]  be oriented; "The weather vane points North"

ORIENT is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: change orientation, East, eastern, eastern hemisphere, orientate, reorient
 Antonyms: disorient, disorientate
 See Also: adjust, Africa, align, aline, Asia, Australia, change, decide, determine, Eurasia, Far East, guide, guide on, hemisphere, lie, line up, make up one's mind, Old World, orient, point, position, reorient, reorientate, skew



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O"ri*ent\, a. [F., fr. L. oriens, -entis, p. pr. of
    oriri to rise. See {Origin}.]
    1. Rising, as the sun.
             Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun. --Milton.
    2. Eastern; oriental. ``The orient part.'' --Hakluyt.
    3. Bright; lustrous; superior; pure; perfect; pellucid; --
       used of gems and also figuratively, because the most
       perfect jewels are found in the East. ``Pearls round and
       orient.'' --Jer. Taylor. ``Orient gems.'' --Wordsworth.
       ``Orient liquor in a crystal glass.'' --Milton.
  2. \O"ri*ent\, n.
    1. The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the
       morning; the east.
             [Morn] came furrowing all the orient into gold.
    2. The countries of Asia or the East. --Chaucer.
             Best built city throughout the Orient. --Sir T.
    3. A pearl of great luster. [R.] --Carlyle.
  3. \O"ri*ent\, v. t. [F. orienter. Cf. {Orientate}.]
    1. To define the position of, in relation to the orient or
       east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of.
    2. Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first
       principles; to arrange in order; to orientate.
  4. \O"ri*ent\, v. t.
    1. Same as {Orientate}, 2.
    2. To place (a map or chart) so that its east side, north
       side, etc., lie toward the corresponding parts of the
       horizon; specif. (Surv.), to rotate (a map attached to a
       plane table) until the line of direction between any two
       of its points is parallel to the corresponding direction
       in nature.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in the orient means spiritual awakening.
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