[awr-ee-en-tl, ohr‐] /ˌɔr iˈɛn tl, ˌoʊr‐/
(usually initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Orient, or East; Eastern.
of the orient or east; eastern.
(initial capital letter) Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as and including the Philippines, Borneo, and Java.
(usually initial capital letter) Older Use: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a native or inhabitant of the Orient.
another word for eastern Compare occidental
(sometimes not capital) of or relating to the Orient
of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of southeastern Asia from India to Borneo, Java, and the Philippines
a breed of slender muscular cat with large ears, long legs, and a long tail
(sometimes not capital) an inhabitant, esp a native, of the Orient
late 14c., from Old French oriental “eastern, from the east” (12c.) and directly from Latin orientalis “of the east,” from orientem (see Orient (n.)). Originally in reference to the sky, geographical sense is attested from late 15c.; oriental carpet first recorded 1868 (in C.Latin Eastlake).
“native or inhabitant of the east,” 1701, from oriental (adj.).
[awr-nuh-men-tl] /ˌɔr nəˈmɛn tl/ adjective 1. used or grown for : ornamental plants. 2. providing ; decorative. 3. of or relating to . noun 4. something ornamental; decoration; adornment. 5. a plant cultivated for decorative purposes. /ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl/ adjective 1. of value as an ornament; decorative 2. (of a plant) used to decorate houses, gardens, etc […]
[awr-thuh-doks] /ˈɔr θəˌdɒks/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc. 2. of, relating to, or conforming to beliefs, attitudes, or modes of conduct that are generally approved. 3. customary or conventional, as a means or method; established. 4. sound or correct in opinion or doctrine, […]
[noh-noh] /ˈnoʊˌnoʊ/ noun, plural no-nos, no-no’s. Informal. 1. anything that is forbidden or not advisable, as because of being improper or unsafe: If you want to lose weight, rich desserts are a no-no. n. 1942, from reduplication of no.
[os-ten-tey-shuh n, -tuh n-] /ˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -tən-/ noun 1. pretentious or conspicuous show, as of wealth or importance; display intended to impress others. 2. Archaic. the act of showing or exhibiting; display. /ˌɒstɛnˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. pretentious, showy, or vulgar display n. mid-15c., from Old French ostentacion (mid-14c.) and directly from Latin ostentationem (nominative ostentatio) […]