- the countries of Asia, especially East Asia.
- (formerly) the countries to the east of the Mediterranean.
- an orient pearl.
- the iridescence of a pearl.
OTHER WORDS FOR orient
Origin of orient
OTHER WORDS FROM oriento·ri·ent·er, nounself-o·ri·ent·ed, adjectivewell-o·ri·ent·ed, adjective
How to use orient in a sentence
According to former Robinhood executives, Tenev is the more visionary and strategy-oriented of the two founders, while Bhatt is regarded as more jocular and focused on product development.
Your phone records how long you spend around the other device and guesses how far away you are, based on a mixture of factors such as how the phone is oriented and how strong the signal from the other handset is.Do digital contact tracing apps work? Here’s what you need to know.|Cat Ferguson|November 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“It’s encouraging that we’re seeing a rotation from growth and momentum-oriented stocks to value and cyclical names,” he detailed yesterday as the markets were booming.Vaccine breakthroughs are unleashing a ‘value rally.’ Here’s what investors should know|Bernhard Warner|November 17, 2020|Fortune
Using this approach, David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel discovered in the late 1950s that neurons in the visual cortex are highly sensitive to oriented bars, with each cell responding best to a particular angle.Are We Wired to Be Outside? - Issue 92: Frontiers|Grigori Guitchounts|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
A phone’s size typically doesn’t play too much into a camera-oriented review, but the 12 Pro Max really is massive.The iPhone 12 Pro Max might be worth it—for the camera alone|Stan Horaczek|November 10, 2020|Popular-Science
I spent hours shaking hands, completing paperwork, situating equipment, and orienting myself.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While I was thus orienting myself in lonesome but not entirely hopeless fashion the car door opened and closed.Desert Dust|Edwin L. Sabin
This leads to neutralisation, the organ placing itself at right angles to the orienting stimulus.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Lay the paper over an area of low pressure on any weather map, centering and orienting it properly, as in the previous exercises.
Place this diagram over a cyclone on any weather map, centering and orienting it carefully.
It required careful orienting to be dependable as a time-indicator.Time Telling through the Ages|Harry Chase Brearley