A pearl having exceptional luster.
Archaic The place on the horizon where the sun rises; the east.
Having exceptional luster: orient gemstones.
Archaic Eastern; oriental.
Archaic Rising in the sky; ascending.
To locate or place in a particular relation to the points of the compass: orient the swimming pool north and south.
To locate or position so as to face the east.
To build (a church) with the nave laid out in an east-west direction and the main altar usually at the eastern end.
To align or position with respect to a point or system of reference: oriented the telescope toward the moon; oriented her interests toward health care.
To determine the bearings of.
To make familiar with or adjusted to facts, principles, or a situation.
To focus (the content of a story or film, for example) toward the concerns and interests of a specific group.
To turn toward the east.
To become adjusted or aligned.