orient orient  /ˈɔ ri ˌɛnt/


  1. (n) the countries of Asia
  2. (n) the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
  3. (v) be oriented
  4. (v) determine one's position with reference to another point
  5. (v) cause to point
  6. (v) familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
  7. (v) adjust to a specific need or market



  • Birds orient themselves by stars, landmarks or the earths magnetism, and they, at least, have bird brains.


  1. Sports Briefs: Team earns Crew of the Year award

    WOMEN’S ROWING: Orient woman on top team The William Smith College varsity eight, including Libby Hughes of Orient, captured its third straight Liberty League Crew of the Year award. The varsity eight was ranked in the top five in the nation all spring by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. At the Liberty League Championships, the [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Suffolk Times

  2. Pittsburg woman charged with arson

    A Pittsburg woman is accused of setting fire to an Orient residence last week.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Southern Illinoisan

  3. Cops: Orient teen arrested for DWI in Greenport

    An Orient teenager is accused of driving drunk after he was arrested in Greenport early Sunday, Southold Town police said. Ryan Demarco, 18, was pulled over on Route 25 about 4:25 a.m. when police saw him fail to signal a left turn, according to a police report. He failed several roadside sobriety tests and was [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Suffolk Times

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  1. The IMF chief noted that China's move "will help increase Chinese household income and provide the incentives necessary to re-orient investment toward industries that serve the Chinese consumer."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Source: Xinhua

  2. "The Oriental doesn't put the same high price on life as does a Westerner," a confident Westmoreland said in Hearts. "Life is plentiful; life is cheap in the Orient."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: William Westmoreland Source: The Daily Yomiuri

  3. Beckham said: "I was just 13 when one of my best friend's brothers was about to sign a contract with Leyton Orient. But one day he was walking the streets, saw a fight, went over to help, got stabbed in the back and was paralysed. No one wants to...
    on Aug 18, 2008 By: David Beckham Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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