orient

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1ori·ent

noun \ˈr-ē-ənt, -ē-ˌent\

Definition of ORIENT

1
archaic :  east 1b
2
capitalized :  east 2
3
a :  a pearl of great luster
b :  the luster of a pearl

Origin of ORIENT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin orient-, oriens, from present participle of oriri to rise; akin to Sanskrit ṛṇoti he moves, arises, Greek ornynai to rouse, oros mountain
First Known Use: 14th century

2orient

adjective

Definition of ORIENT

1
archaic :  oriental 1
2
a :  lustrous, sparkling <orient gems>
b archaic :  radiant, glowing
3
archaic :  rising in the sky

First Known Use of ORIENT

15th century

3ori·ent

verb \ˈr-ē-ˌent\

: to change or create (something, such as a book or a film) so that it appeals to a particular group of people or is suitable for a particular group of people

: to direct (someone) toward a goal

: to place (something) in a particular position or direction

Full Definition of ORIENT

transitive verb
1
a :  to cause to face or point toward the east; specifically :  to build (a church or temple) with the longitudinal axis pointing eastward and the chief altar at the eastern end
b :  to set or arrange in any determinate position especially in relation to the points of the compass
c :  to ascertain the bearings of
2
a :  to set right by adjusting to facts or principles
b :  to acquaint with the existing situation or environment
3
:  to direct (as a book or film) toward the interests of a particular group
4
:  to cause the axes of the molecules of to assume the same direction

Examples of ORIENT

  1. The program is intended to orient students toward a career in medicine.
  2. Orient the map so that north is at the top.
  3. The house is oriented so that it faces west.

Origin of ORIENT

French orienter, from Middle French, from orient
First Known Use: circa 1741

ori·ent

transitive verb \ˈōr-ē-ˌent, ˈr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ORIENT

1
: to set or arrange in any determinate position especially in relation to the points of the compass
2
: to acquaint with or adjust according to the existing situation or environment
3
: to cause the axes of the molecules of to assume the same direction

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