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Eastern vs. Orient

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Easternadjective

Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east.

Orientproper noun

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Easternadjective

(of a wind) Blowing from the east; easterly.

Orientnoun

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

Easternadjective

(loosely) Oriental.

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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Easternadjective

Situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries.

‘Eastern churches first did Christ embrace.’;

Orientnoun

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

Easternadjective

Going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage.

Orientadjective

Rising, like the morning sun.

Easternadjective

lying toward or situated in the east;

‘the eastern end of the island’;

Orientadjective

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

‘Orient red’;

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Easternadjective

of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States;

‘the Eastern establishment’;

Orientadjective

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

Easternadjective

lying in or toward the east;

‘the east side of NY’; ‘eastern cities’;

Orientadjective

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

Easternadjective

relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world;

‘the Eastern Hemisphere’; ‘Eastern Europe’; ‘the Eastern religions’;

Orientverb

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

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Easternadjective

from the east; used especially of winds;

‘an east wind’; ‘the winds are easterly’;

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.

Orientverb

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

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

Orientverb

To determine which direction one is facing.

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

Orientverb

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

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

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.’;

Orientverb

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

Orientadjective

Rising, as the sun.

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

Orientadjective

Eastern; oriental.

Orientadjective

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

Orientnoun

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

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

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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