What does orient mean?

Definitions for orient
ˈɔr i ənt, -iˌɛnt, ˈoʊr-; ˈɔr iˌɛnt, ˈoʊr-ori·ent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word orient.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. East, Orient(noun)

    the countries of Asia

  2. eastern hemisphere, orient(verb)

    the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia

  3. orient, point(verb)

    be oriented

    "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"

  4. orient, orientate(verb)

    determine one's position with reference to another point

    "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"

  5. orient(verb)

    cause to point

    "Orient the house towards the West"

  6. orient(verb)

    familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances

    "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"

  7. tailor, orient(verb)

    adjust to a specific need or market

    "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"

GCIDE

  1. Orient(v. t.)

    Hence: To acquaint with new surroundings or a new situation.

    Etymology: [F. orienter. Cf. Orientate.]

Wiktionary

  1. orient(Verb)

    To familiarize with a situation or circumstance.

    Give him time to orient himself within the new hierarchy.

    Etymology: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.

  2. orient(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.

  3. orient(Verb)

    To point at or direct towards.

    I will orient all of the signs to face the road.

    Etymology: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.

  4. orient(Verb)

    To determine which direction one is facing.

    Let me just orient myself and we can be on our way.

    Etymology: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.

  5. orient(Verb)

    To place or build so as to face eastward.

    Etymology: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.

  6. orient(Verb)

    To change direction so as to face east.

    Etymology: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.

  7. orient(Verb)

    To change direction to face a certain way.

    Etymology: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.

  8. Orient(ProperNoun)

    Countries of Asia, especially East Asia.

    Etymology: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.

  9. Orient(ProperNoun)

    Countries east of the Mediterranean.

    Etymology: From orient, from orient, from oriens, present participle of oriri.

Freebase

  1. Orient

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orient

    ō′ri-ent, adj. rising, as the sun: eastern: bright or pure in colour.—n. the part where the sun rises: the east, or the countries of the east: purity of lustre, as in a pearl.—v.t. to set so as to face the east: to build, as a church, with its length from east to west.—adj. Orien′tal, eastern: pertaining to, in, or from the east.—n. a native of the east.—v.t. Orien′talise.—ns. Orien′talism, an eastern word, expression, or custom; Orien′talist, one versed in the eastern languages: an oriental; Oriental′ity.—v.t. and v.i. Orien′tāte.—ns. Orientā′tion, the act of turning or state of being turned toward the east, the process of determining the east in taking bearings: the situation of a building relative to the points of the compass: the act of making clear one's position in some matter: the homing instinct, as in pigeons; O′rientātor, an instrument for orientating. [L. oriens, -entis, pr.p. of orīri, to rise.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. orient

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. orient

    The east point of the compass.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. orient

    The east or eastern part of the horizon. In surveying, to orient a plan signifies to make its situation or bearing with respect to the four cardinal points.

Anagrams for orient »

  1. tonier, trione

  2. tonier

  3. trione

How to pronounce orient?

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How to say orient in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orient in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of orient in a Sentence

  1. Lucas Mendos:

    ( The British also) had this conception that the' Orient,' the non-Western subjects, were overly erotic and over-sexed, and that's the reason why they were worried young colonial officers going abroad would be corrupted by those sexual acts.

  2. Peace Council:

    This diverse committee of activists provides grassroots education and generates political pressure needed to re-orient US policy toward a just peace in the Middle East.

  3. Bill Winters:

    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.

  4. Krister Smith:

    It’s important to recognize that there’s nothing mystical about the pineal and parapineal organs, they can sense light and play a role in the endocrine system. However, some of the abilities conferred by the pineal are really quite extraordinary. For instance, some lower vertebrates can sense the polarization of light with the third eye and use this to orient themselves geographically.

  5. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick:

    The key for (us in) China is to move fast, if we launch in the U.S. and then it gets copied in China, we'll be behind. So we're starting to orient some of our innovation at China first.

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