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Meaning & Definition of Orient in English

English

Orient

/ɔriɛnt/

noun

1. The countries of asia

    synonym:
  • East
  • ,
  • Orient

2. The hemisphere that includes eurasia and africa and australia

    synonym:
  • eastern hemisphere
  • ,
  • orient

verb

1. Be oriented

  • "The weather vane points north"
  • "The dancers toes pointed outward"
    synonym:
  • orient
  • ,
  • point

2. Determine one's position with reference to another point

  • "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
    synonym:
  • orient
  • ,
  • orientate

3. Cause to point

  • "Orient the house towards the west"
    synonym:
  • orient

4. Familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances

  • "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
    synonym:
  • orient

5. Adjust to a specific need or market

  • "A magazine oriented towards young people"
  • "Tailor your needs to your surroundings"
    synonym:
  • tailor
  • ,
  • orient