Associations to the word «Orient»


ORIENT, verb. (transitive) To familiarize with a situation or circumstance.
ORIENT, verb. (transitive) (figurative) To set the focus of so as to relate or appeal to a certain group.
ORIENT, verb. (transitive) To point at or direct towards.
ORIENT, verb. (transitive) To determine which direction one is facing.
ORIENT, verb. (transitive) To place or build so as to face eastward.
ORIENT, verb. (intransitive) To change direction so as to face east.
ORIENT, verb. (by extension) To change direction to face a certain way.
ORIENT, verb. (transitive) To place (a map or chart) so that its east side, north side, etc., lie toward the corresponding parts of the horizon; (surveying) specifically, to rotate (a map attached to a plane table) until the line of direction between any two of its points is parallel to the corresponding direction in nature.
ORIENT, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Orient [from 14th c.]
ORIENT, noun. The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.
ORIENT, noun. (obsolete) A pearl of orient. [19th c.]
ORIENT, adjective. (obsolete) (poetic) Rising, like the sun.
ORIENT, adjective. Eastern; oriental
ORIENT, adjective. Bright; lustrous; superior; pure; perfect; pellucid; used of gems and also figuratively, because the most perfect jewels are found in the East.
ORIENT, proper noun. Countries of Asia, especially East Asia.
ORIENT, proper noun. (dated) Countries east of the Mediterranean.
ORIENT, proper noun. A city/town in Illinois.
ORIENT, proper noun. A city/town in Iowa.
ORIENT, proper noun. A town in Maine.
ORIENT, proper noun. A CDP/hamlet in New York.
ORIENT, proper noun. A town/village in South Dakota.
ORIENT, noun. A pear cultivar from the United States

Dictionary definition

ORIENT, noun. The countries of Asia.
ORIENT, noun. The hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia.
ORIENT, verb. Be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward".
ORIENT, verb. Determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest".
ORIENT, verb. Cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West".
ORIENT, verb. Familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances; "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen".
ORIENT, verb. Adjust to a specific need or market; "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings".

Wise words

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Napoleon Hill