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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the countries of Asia;
[syn: East, Orient]

2. the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia;
[syn: eastern hemisphere, orient]


VERB (5)

1. be oriented;
- Example: "The weather vane points North"
- Example: "the dancers toes pointed outward"
[syn: orient, point]

2. determine one's position with reference to another point;
- Example: "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
[syn: orient, orientate]

3. cause to point;
- Example: "Orient the house towards the West"

4. familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances;
- Example: "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"

5. adjust to a specific need or market;
- Example: "a magazine oriented towards young people"
- Example: "tailor your needs to your surroundings"
[syn: tailor, orient]


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. [1913 Webster] [Morn] came furrowing all the orient into gold. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. The countries of Asia or the East. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Best built city throughout the Orient. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 3. A pearl of great luster. [R.] --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To acquaint with new surroundings or a new situation. [PJC] 3. Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first principles; to arrange in order; to orientate. [1913 Webster] 4. Same as Orientate, 2. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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. [1913 Webster] Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Eastern; oriental. "The orient part." --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
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]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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