Orient - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrɪənt|  American pronunciation of the word orient
Brit.  |ˈɔːrɪənt|  British pronunciation of the word orient


- the countries of Asia (syn: east)
- the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia


- be oriented (syn: point)
- determine one's position with reference to another point (syn: orientate)
We had to orient ourselves in the forest
- cause to point
- familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen
- adjust to a specific need or market (syn: tailor)
a magazine oriented towards young people

Extra examples

The program is intended to orient students toward a career in medicine.

Orient the map so that north is at the top.

The house is oriented so that it faces west.

My Russian course is heavily oriented towards grammar.

This magazine is oriented to the business community.

You will need time to orientate yourself to your new way of life.

The Danube ... seeks an Orient sea!

We had to orient ourselves in the forest

The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen

She looked at the street names, trying to orient herself.

Visually impaired people orient themselves by touch.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: orient
he/she/it: orients
present participle: orienting
past tense: oriented
past participle: oriented
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