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Definition of Orient


  1. Same as Orientate, 2.
  2. To place (a map or chart) so that its east side, north side, etc., lie toward the corresponding parts of the horizon;
  3. 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.
  4. Rising, as the sun.
  5. Eastern; oriental.
  6. Bright; lustrous; superior; pure; perfect; pellucid; -- used of gems and also figuratively, because the most perfect jewels are found in the East.
  7. The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.
  8. The countries of Asia or the East.
  9. A pearl of great luster.
  10. To define the position of, in relation to the orient or east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of.
  11. Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first principles; to arrange in order; to orientate.
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Orient Translations

orient in French is orientent, orientons, orientez
orient in German is Osten, orientieren, ausrichten
orient in Italian is oriente
orient in Portuguese is oriente
orient in Spanish is oriente
orient in Swedish is orienten