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Definitions and meaning of orient

orient

Etymology

The noun is derived from Middle English orient, oriente, oryent, oryente, oryentte (the east direction; eastern horizon or sky; eastern regions of the world, Asia, Orient; eastern edge of the world), borrowed from Anglo-Norman orient, oriente, and Old French orient (east direction; Asia, Orient) (modern French orient), or directly from its etymon Latin oriēns (the east; daybreak, dawn; sunrise; (participle) rising; appearing; originating), present active participle of orior (to get up, rise; to appear, become visible; to be born, come to exist, originate), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to move, stir; to rise, spring).

The adjective is derived from Middle English orient (eastern; from Asia or the Orient; brilliant, shining (characteristic of jewels from the Orient)), from Middle English orient (noun); see above.

The verb is derived from French orienter (to orientate; to guide; to set to north) from French orient (noun) (see above) + -er (suffix forming infinitives of first-conjugation verbs).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɔː.ɹɪ.ənt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɔ.ɹi.ənt/, /ˈɒ.ɹɪ-/
  • Hyphenation: or‧i‧ent

Proper noun

orient

  1. Usually preceded by the: alternative letter-case form of Orient (a region or a part of the world to the east of a certain place; countries of Asia, the East (especially East Asia)) [from 14th c.]
    Antonym: occident

Noun

orient (plural orients)

  1. The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.
  2. (obsolete) A pearl originating from the Indian region, reputed to be of great brilliance; (by extension) any pearl of particular beauty and value. [19th c.]
  3. (by extension) The brilliance or colour of a high-quality pearl.

Adjective

orient (not comparable)

  1. (dated, poetic, also figuratively) Rising, like the morning sun.
  2. (dated, poetic) Of the colour of the sky at daybreak; bright red.
    Synonym: Orient red
  3. (obsolete except poetic) Of, facing, or located in the east; eastern, oriental.
    Antonym: occidental
  4. (obsolete except poetic) Of a pearl or other gem: of great brilliance and value; (by extension) bright, lustrous.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:shining

Verb

orient (third-person singular simple present orients, present participle orienting, simple past and past participle oriented) (commonly US)

  1. (transitive) To build or place (something) so as to face eastward.
  2. (transitive, by extension) To align or place (a person or object) so that his, her, or its east side, north side, etc., is positioned toward the corresponding points of the compass; (specifically, surveying) 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.
    Synonym: orientate (commonly Britain)
  3. (transitive) To direct towards or point at a particular direction.
    Synonym: orientate (commonly Britain)
  4. (transitive, reflexive) To determine which direction one is facing.
  5. (transitive, often reflexive, figuratively) To familiarize (oneself or someone) with a circumstance or situation.
    Synonym: orientate (commonly Britain)
    Antonyms: disorient, disorientate
  6. (transitive, figuratively) To set the focus of (something) so as to appeal or relate to a certain group.
  7. (intransitive) To change direction to face a certain way.

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Translations

References

Further reading

  • Orient on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Ireton, iteron, norite, retino-, tonier, trione

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin oriens, orientem.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /o.ɾiˈent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /u.ɾiˈen/

Noun

orient m (plural orients)

  1. Orient
  2. east
    Synonym: est
    Antonyms: occident, oest

Derived terms

  • orientar

Related terms

  • oriental

Further reading

  • “orient” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “orient” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “orient” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “orient” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Old French

Noun

orient m (nominative singular orienz or orientz)

  1. Alternative form of oriant

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French orient, Latin oriens, orientem.

Noun

orient n (uncountable)

  1. east, Orient

Synonyms

  • est (standard), răsărit (somewhat uncommon today)

Related terms

  • oriental

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to determine the position of, relatively to fixed or known directions.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)