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Definition of orient:

  1. A pearl of great luster.
  2. Bright; lustrous; superior; pure; perfect; pellucid; - used of gems and also figuratively, because the most perfect jewels are found in the East.
  3. Eastern; oriental.
  4. Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first principles; to arrange in order; to orientate.
  5. Rising, as the sun.
  6. Same as Orientate, 2.
  7. The countries of Asia or the East.
  8. The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.
  9. To define the position of, in relation to the orient or east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of.
  10. To place ( a map or chart) so that its east side, north side, etc., lie toward the corresponding parts of the horizon;
  11. to rotate ( a map attached to a plane table) until the line of direction between any two of its points is parallel to the corresponding direction in nature.


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