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11 definitions found
 for Orient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orient \O"ri*ent\, n.
     1. The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the
        morning; the east.
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              [Morn] came furrowing all the orient into gold.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     2. The countries of Asia or the East. --Chaucer.
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              Best built city throughout the Orient. --Sir T.
                                                    Herbert.
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     3. A pearl of great luster. [R.] --Carlyle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orient \O"ri*ent\ ([=o]"r[i^]*[e^]nt), v. t. [F. orienter. Cf.
     Orientate.]
     1. To define the position of, in relation to the orient or
        east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of.
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     2. Hence: To acquaint with new surroundings or a new
        situation.
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     3. Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first
        principles; to arrange in order; to orientate.
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     4. Same as Orientate, 2.
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     5. To place (a map or chart) so that its east side, north
        side, etc., lie toward the corresponding parts of the
        horizon; specif. (Surv.), 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orient \O"ri*ent\ ([=o]"r[i^]*ent), a. [F., fr. L. oriens,
     -entis, p. pr. of oriri to rise. See Origin.]
     1. Rising, as the sun.
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              Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun. --Milton.
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     2. Eastern; oriental. "The orient part." --Hakluyt.
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     3. Bright; lustrous; superior; pure; perfect; pellucid; --
        used of gems and also figuratively, because the most
        perfect jewels are found in the East. "Pearls round and
        orient." --Jer. Taylor. "Orient gems." --Wordsworth.
        "Orient liquor in a crystal glass." --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Orient
      n 1: the countries of Asia [syn: East, Orient]
      2: the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
         [syn: eastern hemisphere, orient]
      v 1: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers
           toes pointed outward" [syn: orient, point]
      2: determine one's position with reference to another point; "We
         had to orient ourselves in the forest" [syn: orient,
         orientate] [ant: disorient, disorientate]
      3: cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"
      4: familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances;
         "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
      5: adjust to a specific need or market; "a magazine oriented
         towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your
         surroundings" [syn: tailor, orient]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "orient":
     acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust,
     aglow, assess, beaming, beamy, blushing, break, break in,
     bright and sunny, burning, candescent, case harden, condition,
     confirm, domesticate, domesticize, east, eastern, establish,
     familiarize, fix, flushing, gentle, gleaming, gleamy, glinting,
     glowing, habituate, harden, housebreak, illuminant, incandescent,
     inure, irradiative, lamping, light as day, luciferous, lucific,
     luciform, luminant, luminative, luminiferous, luminificent,
     luminous, lustrous, naturalize, orient the map, oriental,
     orientate, radiant, rutilant, rutilous, season, shining, shiny,
     starbright, starlike, starry, streaming, suffused, sunny, sunshiny,
     tame, train, wont
  
  

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "Orient":
     Africa, America, Antipodes, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor,
     Australasia, East, Eastern Hemisphere, Eurasia, Europe, Far East,
     Levant, Middle East, Near East, New World, Occident, Oceania,
     Old World, West, Western Hemisphere, continent, down under,
     eastland, landmass, the old country
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Orient, NY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New York
     Population (2000):    709
     Housing Units (2000): 673
     Land area (2000):     5.092565 sq. miles (13.189682 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    1.025585 sq. miles (2.656254 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.118150 sq. miles (15.845936 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            55321
     Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
     Location:             41.145410 N, 72.288689 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     11957
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Orient, NY
      Orient
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Orient, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    269
     Housing Units (2000): 102
     Land area (2000):     0.124061 sq. miles (0.321317 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.124061 sq. miles (0.321317 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            58800
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             39.804906 N, 83.154567 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     43146
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Orient, OH
      Orient
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Orient, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois
     Population (2000):    296
     Housing Units (2000): 147
     Land area (2000):     0.750009 sq. miles (1.942515 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.005603 sq. miles (0.014511 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.755612 sq. miles (1.957026 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            56536
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             37.918839 N, 88.975973 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Orient, IL
      Orient
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Orient, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    402
     Housing Units (2000): 179
     Land area (2000):     0.465587 sq. miles (1.205864 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.465587 sq. miles (1.205864 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            59565
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.202702 N, 94.418794 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50858
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Orient, IA
      Orient
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Orient, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
     Population (2000):    57
     Housing Units (2000): 38
     Land area (2000):     0.311181 sq. miles (0.805954 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000153 sq. miles (0.000395 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.311334 sq. miles (0.806349 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            47460
     Located within:       South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
     Location:             44.901922 N, 99.088595 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     57467
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Orient, SD
      Orient
  

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