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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oriental(adj)

    denoting or characteristic of countries of Asia

    "oriental civilization"


  1. oriental(Noun)

    Oriental (capitalized) native of the East, or Asiatic, native, resident of the Orient

  2. oriental(Noun)

    A person from the Orient, or with ancestry from the Orient.

    Note: this term is considered by some to be objectionable in American English.

  3. oriental(Adjective)

    eastern, of the east, of or relating to the Orient especially Asiatic, but most commonly to the Far East.

    Note: this term is considered by some to be objectionable in American English.

  4. oriental(Adjective)

    (zoölogy), capitalized: a zoögeographical region of southeast Asia.

  5. oriental(Adjective)

    of orient pearls, relating to orient lustre in a pearl

  6. Oriental(Noun)

    A member or descendant of the peoples and cultures of the Orient.

  7. Oriental(Noun)

    A lily cultivar of a widely varied group, with strong scent.

    Note: this term is considered by some to be objectionable in American English.

  8. Oriental(Adjective)

    In, of or otherwise related to the Orient.

    Note: this term is considered by some to be objectionable in American English.

  9. Oriental(Adjective)

    Or, like or otherwise relating to the Oriental people and culture.

  10. Oriental(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the biogeographic part of Asia south of the Himalayas, including part of the Malay archipelago.

  11. Origin: Recorded in from circa 1391 (noun only from 1701), from oriental, from orientalis "of the east", from oriens 'east', the present participle of orire 'to rise, originate'


  1. Oriental

    Oriental is known as 'The Sailing Capital of North Carolina'. This tiny harbor town is on the Neuse River, the widest river in the USA, leading to the vast sailing waters of Pamlico Sound and on to the Atlantic through North Carolina's barrier islands. The area is easily some of the finest boating waters on the East Coast. Oriental is midpoint on the Intracoastal Waterway and a destination for hundreds of cruising sailors travelling North and South with the seasons. Oriental is a town in Pamlico County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 875 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New Bern, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area. Oriental is the largest city in the county, and home to most of its motels, bed-and-breakfasts, restaurants, marinas, boat brokerages, the newspaper, several sport fishing charters, and the county's cultural center. Oriental, an incorporated municipality, is in Eastern North Carolina's Inner Banks region where Smith, Pierce, Raccoon, Greens, Camp, Kershaw, and Whittaker creeks enter the 5-mile wide mouth of the Neuse River where it becomes the Pamlico Sound. The municipal water system draws from the huge Castle Hayne aquifer; the town was not adversely impacted by the severe drought of 2007–8 that affected most of the state.

Anagrams for oriental »

  1. relation

  2. tenorial

  3. relation, tenorial

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oriental in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oriental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of oriental in a Sentence

  1. Yossi Ziegler:

    Professor Ordinarius of Oriental Languages and Professor Extra-Ordinarius of Theology at Alma MaterGiessen.

  2. Ibrahim Dawoud:

    This is a battle of life or death, i teach oriental music, but at the same time we love our people and we can’t allow them get anywhere near our people.

  3. Roy Thomas:

    Don't these people have something better to do than to worry about the fact that Iron Fist in 1974 isn't Oriental, or whatever word, i know Oriental isn't the right word now, either.

  4. Yang Moo-jin:

    North Korea primarily offers natural tourist attractions and appears to believe they can be a money maker if combined with elements of oriental medicine, which many Chinese people like.

  5. Masanobu Fukuoka:

    PART 2 THE ROAD TO NATURAL FARMING [page 197] ... D. From Organic Farming to Natural Farming [page 205] In the future, American agriculture will probably grow even larger on business capital, but on the other hand, people who are inclined to using natural methods will probably progress from organic to natural farming. The problem, however, is that the distinction between organic and natural farming is still not generally understood. Of course, scientific farming and organic farming are not that different, and fundamentally both can be called scientific. Consequently, the boundary between them is unclear. The major objective of the international conference I attended on this [1986] visit to the U.S. was to assess the current world situation and to determine in which direction to move in the future. In more concrete terms, the goal was to examine how various farming methods now being practised, such as permaculture, organic farming, and other methods based on new ideas, relate to each other and to what extent they can act in concert. I may just be feathering my own nest, but as far as I can see, the only way is to follow the road back to nature, bearing in mind an Oriental natural philosophy. I believe that in doing this, we will establish techniques that go beyond our present technology. Although this philosophy still takes various forms and names, it is clear that the thought underlying it is my "Green Philosophy" as I described it in The One–Straw Revolution. It is fine to turn gradually from organic farming onto the road that leads to anti-scientific farming. It is fine to set our sights on farming that perpetuates itself infinitely and on a return to nature, even while enjoying life on a designed farm. But these must not end up as microscopic techniques and should not be used as temporary fads. Even though we have these at our command, at the core there must be a natural philosophy, in order to establish a farming method that will become the great principle of an agriculture that continues infinitely.

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