Definitions for orientˈɔr i ənt, -iˌɛnt, ˈoʊr-; ˈɔr iˌɛnt, ˈoʊr-
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the countries of Asia
eastern hemisphere, orient(verb)
the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
"The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
determine one's position with reference to another point
"We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
cause to point
"Orient the house towards the West"
familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
"The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
adjust to a specific need or market
"a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"
Hence: To acquaint with new surroundings or a new situation.
Origin: [F. orienter. Cf. Orientate.]
To familiarize with a situation or circumstance.
Give him time to orient himself within the new hierarchy.
To set the focus of so as to relate or appeal to a certain group.
We will orient our campaign to the youth who are often disinterested.
To point at or direct towards.
I will orient all of the signs to face the road.
To determine which direction one is facing.
Let me just orient myself and we can be on our way.
To place or build so as to face eastward.
To change direction so as to face east.
To change direction to face a certain way.
Countries of Asia, especially East Asia.
Countries east of the Mediterranean.
Origin: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.
Orient is a census-designated place in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, United States. The CDP's population was 743 at the 2010 census. Orient and Orient Point are used almost interchangeably. However, Orient Point refers specifically to the physical point at the end of the North Fork of Long Island, while Orient is the hamlet in which the point is located.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The subconscious part of the Occident. 2. The cradle of all infamies and all wisdom. 3. A place where God and the house have an esoteric meaning.
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Of all that Orient lands can vaunt, of marvels with our own competing, the strangest is the Haschish plant, and what will follow on its eating.
A peek inside the city's many nightspots reveals a Shangri-La-di-da of tiny Shanghai socialites in even tinier outfits dancing provocatively with well-to-do Westerners. But while such sights may draw gasps from some people, the truth is that this kind of thing is nothing new for Shanghai, the Orient's original opium-den of iniquity.
We need to reinforce our foundations; streamline our business; strengthen our financial position; and re-orient the bank for better returns on our capital, our capital strength is a key priority. Capital strength is a competitive advantage, especially in tough economic times. We are reviewing all aspects of our capital strength as part of our broader business review.
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