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East vs. Orient

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Eastnoun

One of the four principal compass points, specifically 90°, conventionally directed to the right on maps; the direction of the rising sun at an equinox. Abbreviated as E.

Orientproper noun

Usually preceded by the: nocap=1

Eastadjective

Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.

Orientnoun

The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.

Eastadjective

(meteorology) wind from the east

Orientnoun

(obsolete) A pearl originating from the Indian region, reputed to be of great brilliance; (by extension) any pearl of particular beauty and value.

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Eastadjective

Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.

Orientnoun

(by extension) The brilliance or colour of a high-quality pearl.

Eastadjective

From the East; oriental.

Orientadjective

Rising, like the morning sun.

Eastadjective

(ecclesiastical) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel.

‘the east front of a cathedral’;

Orientadjective

Of the colour of the sky at daybreak; bright red.

‘Orient red’;

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Eastadverb

towards the east; eastwards

Orientadjective

Of, facing, or located in the east; eastern, oriental.

Eastnoun

The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the north; the point directly opposite to the west.

‘The east began kindle.’;

Orientadjective

Of a pearl or other gem: of great brilliance and value; (by extension) bright, lustrous.

Eastnoun

The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East; the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the East.

‘The gorgeous East, with richest hand,Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold.’;

Orientverb

(transitive) To build or place (something) so as to face eastward.

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Eastnoun

Formerly, the part of the United States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern, or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of Maryland and the Ohio River; - usually with the definite article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent of the agriculture of the West.

Orientverb

To align or place (a person or object) so that his, her, or its east side, north side, etc., is positioned toward the corresponding points of the compass; 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.

Eastadjective

Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east.

Orientverb

(transitive) To direct towards or point at a particular direction.

‘The workers oriented all the signs to face the road.’;

Eastadjective

Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral.

Orientverb

To determine which direction one is facing.

‘Let me just orient myself and we can be on our way.’;

Eastadverb

Eastward.

Orientverb

To familiarize (oneself or someone) with a circumstance or situation.

‘Give him time to orient himself within the new hierarchy.’;

Eastverb

To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.

Orientverb

To set the focus of (something) so as to appeal or relate to a certain group.

‘We will orient our campaign to the youth who are often disinterested.’;

Eastnoun

the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees

Orientverb

(intransitive) To change direction to face a certain way.

Eastnoun

the countries of Asia

Orientadjective

Rising, as the sun.

‘Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun.’;

Eastnoun

the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River

Orientadjective

Eastern; oriental.

Eastadjective

situated in or facing or moving toward the east

Orientadjective

Bright; lustrous; superior; pure; perfect; pellucid; - used of gems and also figuratively, because the most perfect jewels are found in the East.

Eastadverb

to, toward, or in the east;

‘we travelled east for several miles’;

Orientnoun

The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.

‘[Morn] came furrowing all the orient into gold.’;

East

East is one of the four cardinal directions or points of the compass. It is the opposite direction from west.

Orientnoun

The countries of Asia or the East.

‘Best built city throughout the Orient.’;

Orientnoun

A pearl of great luster.

Orientverb

To define the position of, in relation to the orient or east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of.

Orientverb

To acquaint with new surroundings or a new situation.

Orientverb

Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first principles; to arrange in order; to orientate.

Orientverb

Same as Orientate, 2.

Orientverb

To place (a map or chart) so that its east side, north side, etc., lie toward the corresponding parts of the horizon;

Orientnoun

the countries of Asia

Orientnoun

the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia

Orientverb

be oriented;

‘The weather vane points North’;

Orientverb

determine one's position with reference to another point

Orientverb

cause to point;

‘Orient the house towards the West’;

Orientadjective

(poetic) eastern;

‘the orient sun’;

Orient

The Orient is a term for the East, traditionally comprising anything that belongs to the Eastern world, in relation to Europe. It is the antonym of Occident, the Western World.

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