the countries of Asia, especially East Asia.
(formerly) the countries to the E of the Mediterranean.
an orient pearl.
the iridescence of a pearl.
the east; the eastern region of the heavens or the world.
verb (used with object)
to adjust with relation to, or bring into due relation to surroundings, circumstances, facts, etc.
to familiarize (a person) with new surroundings or circumstances, or the like:
lectures designed to orient the new students.
to place in any definite position with reference to the points of the compass or other locations:
to orient a building north and south.
to direct or position toward a particular object:
Orient it toward that house.
to determine the position of in relation to the points of the compass; get the bearings of.
to place so as to face the east, especially to build (a church) with the chief altar to the east and the chief entrance to the west.
Surveying. to set (the horizontal circle of a surveying instrument) so that readings give correct azimuths.
Mathematics. to assign to (a surface) a constant, outward direction at each point.
verb (used without object)
to turn toward the east or in any specified direction.
(of a gem or pearl) exceptionally fine and lustrous; oriental.
Archaic. rising or appearing, especially as from below the horizon:
the orient sun.
(poetic) another word for east Compare occident
(archaic) the eastern sky or the dawn
the iridescent lustre of a pearl
(as modifier): orient pearls
a pearl of high quality
(mainly poetic) eastern
(archaic) (of the sun, stars, etc) rising
to adjust or align (oneself or something else) according to surroundings or circumstances
(transitive) to position, align, or set (a map, surveying instrument, etc) with reference to the points of the compass or other specific directions
(transitive) to set or build (a church) in an easterly direction
noun the Orient
the countries east of the Mediterranean
the eastern hemisphere
orient o·ri·ent (ôr’ē-ənt, -ěnt’)
v. or·i·ent·ed, or·i·ent·ing, or·i·ents
To locate or place in a particular relation to the points of the compass.
To align or position with respect to a point or system of reference.
To make familiar with or adjusted to facts, principles, or a situation.
noun 1. the state or fact of being an owner. 2. legal right of possession; proprietorship. noun 1. the state or fact of being an owner 2. legal right of possession; proprietorship
adjective 1. (of an educational system, course, etc.) done or designed to be accomplished at the student’s own speed: self-paced instruction.
verb 1. a simple past tense and past participle of pay1 . verb 1. the past tense and past participle of pay1 2. (mainly Brit & NZ) put paid to, to end or destroy: breaking his leg put paid to his hopes of running in the Olympics see under pay
verb (used with object) 1. to treat or gratify with extreme or excessive indulgence, kindness, or care: to pamper a child; to pamper one’s stomach. 2. Archaic. to overfeed, especially with very rich food; glut. verb (transitive) 1. to treat with affectionate and usually excessive indulgence; coddle; spoil 2. (archaic) to feed to excess