Definitions English

  • The countries of Asia, especially of eastern Asia.
  • The luster characteristic of a pearl of high quality.
  • 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.