orient


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