What is the meaning of orient?


  • The countries of Asia.
  • The hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia.


  • Be oriented.
    • usage: "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
  • Determine one's position with reference to another point.
    • usage: "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
  • Cause to point.
    • usage: "Orient the house towards the West"
  • Familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances.
    • usage: "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
  • Adjust to a specific need or market.
    • usage: "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"
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