Definition of “the Orient” - English Dictionary

“orient” in American English

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orientverb [ T ]

us /ˈɔr·i·ənt, ˈoʊr-, -ˌent/ esp. Br orientate, /ˈɔr·i·ənˌteɪt, ˈoʊr-/

orient verb [ T ] (FIND DIRECTION)

to discover the position of yourself in relation to your surroundings:

After she came out of the station, she paused to orient herself.

orient verb [ T ] (MAKE FAMILIAR)

to make someone familiar with a new place:

Incoming freshmen have advisers to help orient them to the university.

Orientnoun [ U ]

us /ˈɔr·i·ənt, ˈoʊr-/

the countries in the east and southeast of Asia

adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˌɔr·iˈen·təl, ˌoʊr-/

oriental cuisine/art

(Definition of “orient” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“orient” in Business English

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orientverb [ T ]

uk /ˈɔːriənt/ us US

→  orientate

(Definition of “orient” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)