HyperDic: orient

English > 7 senses of the word Orient / orient:
VERBstativeorient, pointbe oriented
perceptionorient, orientatedetermine one's position with reference to another point
stativeorientcause to point
communicationorientfamiliarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
changeorient, tailoradjust to a specific need or market
NOUNlocationOrient, Eastthe countries of Asia
locationorient, eastern hemispherethe hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
Orient / orient > pronunciation
Soundsao'riyeh.nt
Rhymesaccent ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
English > Orient: 7 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe countries of Asia.
SynonymEast
Instance ofAsiaThe nations of the Asian continent collectively
AttributeseasternRelating to or characteristic of regions / regions of eastern parts of the world
PartsFar EastA popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
SpanishOriente, oriente
CatalanOrient
Adjectivesorientaldenoting or characteristic of countries of Asia
English > orient: 7 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia.
Synonymeastern hemisphere
PartsAfricaThe second largest continent
AustraliaThe smallest continent
EurasiaThe land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
Old WorldThe regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas
Broaderhemispherehalf of the terrestrial globe
English > orient: 7 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe oriented.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonympoint
Caused byorientCause to point
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
English > orient: 7 senses > verb 2, perception
MeaningDetermine one's position with reference to another point.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
Synonymorientate
Narrowerguide, guide onUse as a guide
reorientate, reorientorient once again, after a disorientation
Broaderdecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
Oppositedisorient, disorientateCause to be lost or disoriented
Spanishorientarse, orientar
Catalanorientar
English > orient: 7 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningCause to point.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"Orient the house towards the West"
Cause toorient, pointBe oriented
NarrowerstemCause to point inward
BroaderpositionCause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
Spanishorientar
English > orient: 7 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningfamiliarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
Broaderfamiliarize, familiarise, acquaintmake familiar or conversant with
English > orient: 7 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningAdjust to a specific need or market.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"a magazine oriented towards young people"
Synonymtailor
Broaderadapt, accommodatemake fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Spanishentallar
Catalanentallar

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