I spent hours shaking hands, completing paperwork, situating equipment, and orienting myself.
Lay the paper over an area of low pressure on any weather map, centering and orienting it properly, as in the previous exercises.
orienting himself he found he was gripping a brace of the open-mounted motor on one of the Waste Disposal Cylinders.
There was no standardized method of orienting oneself in a city.
More trivial systems, like those used in orienting troops in the desert, are a matter of routine.
He stood for a moment, orienting himself with the tower the center of his calculations.
A sketcher at an unknown point may locate himself from two visible known points by setting up and orienting his sketching board.
Place this diagram over a cyclone on any weather map, centering and orienting it carefully.
This leads to neutralisation, the organ placing itself at right angles to the orienting stimulus.
The first day we spent in orienting ourselves, getting the kitchens arranged and the billets comfortable.
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.