One key constituency advocating “creative class” oriented development has been the grandees of urban real estate.
This is an inverse Pietà, and something of a sexual anarchist; she ardently refuses to be oriented in an orientation.
Every particle on the earth is so oriented that the negative poles point toward the positive center of the earth.
Before the second stage was fired, however, the ship had to be oriented properly.
He oriented the prayer carpet toward the southeast and stood at the end of it.
It was so cluttered that I could hardly get oriented; where was the nave?
He had not oriented himself as yet to this new plane of existence.
He had oriented himself as they brought him down, and he knew exactly where he was going.
If they are oriented in opposite directions, it is parahydrogen.
He wasn't quite clear just how he was oriented, he had turned about so much.
c.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 rising sun, the east, part of the sky where the sun rises," originally "rising" (adj.), present participle of oriri "to rise" (see orchestra). The Orient Express was a train that ran from Paris to Istanbul via Vienna 1883-1961, from the start associated with espionage and intrigue.
c.1727, originally "to arrange facing east," from French s'orienter "to take one's bearings," literally "to face the east" (also the source of German orientierung), from Old French orient "east," from Latin orientum (see Orient (n.)). Extended meaning "determine bearings" first attested 1842; figurative sense is from 1850. Related: Oriented; orienting.
orient o·ri·ent (ôr'ē-ənt, -ěnt')
v. or·i·ent·ed, or·i·ent·ing, or·i·ents
To locate or place in a particular relation to the points of the compass.
To align or position with respect to a point or system of reference.
To make familiar with or adjusted to facts, principles, or a situation.