(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) designating various gems that are varieties of corundum:
Oriental aquamarine; Oriental ruby.
fine or precious; :
oriental agate; oriental garnet.
designating certain natural saltwater pearls found especially in the Orient.
(usually initial capital letter) Older Use: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a native or inhabitant of the Orient.
Malcolm lives in New York, in an apartment of wood floors and oriental carpets, overlooking Gramercy Park.
Old Anxieties Get a New Life: Artist Janet Malcolm Digs Up Ancient Case Files From a Mystery Psychiatrist Casey Schwartz December 30, 2011
Fatima Bhutto is a graduate of Columbia University and the School of oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
My Charlie Wilson War Fatima Bhutto January 7, 2009
Fatima Bhutto is a graduate of Columbia University and the School of oriental and African Studies.
Does Pakistan Have No Shame? Fatima Bhutto February 10, 2009
It was an outrage on oriental custom; and as such the narrative sets it before us.
Modern Skepticism C. J. Ellicott
Now, God and his father’s fate made him intellectually inferior to the oriental.
American Notes Rudyard Kipling
It was an oriental ballad all about poniards, flowers, and stars.
Sentimental Education Vol 1 Gustave Flaubert
There was in this man an oriental nobility choked by Western fashion and customs.
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
This clearly signifies that the Lizard is an oriental migrant.
The History of the European Fauna R. F. Scharff
You remember the oriental bloke that always asked, ‘Who is she?’
Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
Historical incidents occur which show that oriental porcelain was by slow degrees making its way Westwards.
Chats on Oriental China J. F. Blacker
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.).
a peculiarity or idiosyncrasy of the Oriental peoples. the character or characteristics of the Oriental peoples. the knowledge and study of Oriental languages, literature, etc. Contemporary Examples The last section, “Orientalism,” is exquisite and gilded, with golden-hued floral wallpaper. What Drives Fashion Designer Dries Van Noten Sarah Moroz March 3, 2014 Brad Gooch on how […]
of, relating to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc. of, relating to, or conforming to beliefs, attitudes, or modes of conduct that are generally approved. customary or conventional, as a means or method; established. sound or correct in opinion or doctrine, especially theological or religious doctrine. conforming to the […]
orthodox belief or practice. orthodox character. Contemporary Examples And that is key for a president-elect who promised to challenge German orthodoxy on austerity in Europe. Francois Hollande: France’s Anti-Sarkozy President Tracy McNicoll May 6, 2012 If the Millennials challenge Reaganite orthodoxy, they will likely challenge Clintonian orthodoxy, too. The Rise of the New New Left […]
Chemistry. any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc. Biochemistry. an enzyme or other organic substance, as vitamin E or beta carotene, that is capable of counteracting the damaging effects of oxidation in animal tissues. Chemistry. of or relating to an antioxidant. Contemporary Examples CBD […]