orient oneself

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of orient oneself

:to find out where one is
  • The hikers stopped to orient themselves by looking at their map.

Word by Word Definitions

orient play
  1. : regions or countries lying to the east of a specified or implied point : the eastern regions or countries of the world : east

  2. : east

  3. : a pearl of great luster

  1. : oriental

  2. : lustrous, sparkling

  3. : radiant, glowing

  1. : to cause to face or point toward the east

  2. : to set or arrange in any determinate position especially in relation to the points of the compass

  3. : to ascertain the bearings of

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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