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Definition of ORIENT

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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 [gcide]

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 [gcide]

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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 [moby-thesaurus]

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


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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