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Adjective
/ˈôrēˌənt/,
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orients, plural;
  1. Situated in or belonging to the east; oriental

  2. (of the sun, daylight, etc.) Rising

  3. (esp. of precious stones) Lustrous (with reference to fine pearls from the East)

Verb
  1. Align or position (something) relative to the points of a compass or other specified positions
    • - the fires are oriented in direct line with the midsummer sunset
  2. Adjust or tailor (something) to specified circumstances or needs
    • - magazines oriented to the business community
    • - market-oriented economic reforms
  3. Guide (someone) physically in a specified direction

  4. Find one's position in relation to new and strange surroundings
    • - there are no street names that would enable her to orient herself
Noun
  1. The countries of Asia, esp. eastern Asia

  2. The special luster of a pearl of the finest quality

  3. A pearl with such a luster


  1. East: the countries of Asia
  2. be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
  3. determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
  4. eastern hemisphere: the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
  5. cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"
  6. familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances; "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
  7. The Orient is a term which means "the East". It is a traditional designation for anything belonging to the Eastern world or the Far East, in relation to Europe. In English it is a metonym describing various parts of Asia. ...
  8. Waltham Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of automobiles in Waltham, Massachusetts between 1902 and 1908.
  9. To familiarize with a situation or circumstance; To set the focus of so as to relate or appeal to a certain group; To point at or direct towards; To determine which direction one is facing; To place or build so as to face eastward; To change direction so as to face east. ...
  10. Constantinople, Library of the Seraglio (cf. Ouspensky, Bulletin of the Russian Archeological Institute, XII, 1907); Monasteries of Athos (13,000 manuscripts), of Smyrna, of St. ...
  11. n. the Orient countries of the (Far) East (eg Japan, China)
  12. The layers of nacre that form a pearl contain tiny light-reflecting crystal. When there enough layers of crystals and they align in a certain way, the reflected light will form a prismatic effect on the surface of the pearl. The beautiful rainbow-like effect is known as "orient."
  13. 1) The subconscious part of the Occident. 2) The cradle of all infamies and all wisdom. 3) A place where God and the house have an esoteric meaning.
  14. To establish the correct relationship in direction with reference to the points of the compass; to bring into correct relationship in direction with reference to points on the compass.
  15. The characteristic sheen of fine natural and cultured pearls
  16. The iridescent effect visible in finer quality pearls; also called overtone.
  17. The iridescent colors seen on or just below the surface of a pearl, because of the light reflecting within the microscopic crystals produced in the nacre.
  18. is the typical pearly lustre seen on pearls or mother-of-pearl shell. Also known as iridescence.
  19. No sect has successfully penetrated the Silk Curtain. The Camarilla and the Sabbat have both attempted, but the setbacks they have mutually suffered implies that the mysterious supernatural forces at work in the Far East are actively resisting their intrusions. ...
  20. City where one or more lodges have been established. It symbolizes the cardinal point where the Masonic light comes from. The Eternal orient is found beyond death.
  21. Iridescence in Pearls. It is created through diffraction and interference of the light by the shingle-like layers of Aragonite platelets near the Pearls's surface.
  22. (O.F. n.) Orient, East or Middle East
  23. To position an object in a certain way.
  24. A term referring to the luster of a pearl.
  25. Refers to a pearl's iridescence.