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Definition of 'orient'


  1. the countries of Asia
       Synonyms: East
  2. the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
       Synonyms: eastern hemisphere


  1. be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
       Synonyms: point
  2. determine one's position with reference to another point
       Synonyms: orientate
       Antonyms: disorient disorientate
  3. cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"


  1. (poetic) eastern; "the orient sun"

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