[noun, adjective awr-ee-uhnt, ‐ee-ent, ohr-; verb awr-ee-ent, ohr‐]
the east; the eastern region of the heavens or the world.
(USED WITH OBJECT)
to adjust with relation to, or bring into due relation to surroundings, circumstances, facts, etc.
to familiarize (a person) with new surroundings or circumstances, or the like: lectures designed to orient the new students.
to place in any definite position with reference to the points of the compass or other locations: to orient a building north and south.
to direct or position toward a particular object: Orient it toward that house.
The Orient means the East. It is a traditional designation for anything that belongs
to the Eastern world or the Middle East (aka Near East) or the Far East, ...
Over the last twenty years most foreign scholars of Japanese history and society
have stopped using phrases such as "the Orient," "the Far East," and "the East" ...
Tonight (18 Sep 2014) on "The Daily Show" Jon Stewart called out Vice-
President Joe Biden for using the word "Orient" to refer to Asia. I know "Oriental"
Sep 17, 2014 ... The word "Orient" is considered widely outdated and could be perceived as
offensive, or insensitive, especially when used in reference to ...
Different parts of the world use the word "Oriental" differently. Since this site is
read all around the world, let me define Oriental to avoid confusion. The Orient is
Sep 17, 2014 ... Calling Asian "the orient" is akin to calling Europe "the west". "the orient" means
east. Old maps were "oriented" to the east because that was ...
Countries within the Orient include nations in primarily eastern Asia, including
China, Tibet, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan. Although ...
1300, "the East" (originally usually meaning what is now called the Middle East),
from Old French orient "east" (11c.), from Latin orientem (nominative oriens) "the
the Orient definition, meaning, what is the Orient: the countries of East and
Southeast Asia. Learn more.