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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ori·ent /ˈɔriˌɛnt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ori·ent /ˈorɪˌɛnt, ˈɔr-/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ri·ent a.
 1. Rising, as the sun.
    Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun.   --Milton.
 2. Eastern; oriental. “The orient part.”
 3. Bright; lustrous; superior; pure; perfect; pellucid; -- used of gems and also figuratively, because the most perfect jewels are found in the East. “Pearls round and orient.” --Jer. Taylor. Orient gems.” --Wordsworth.  Orient liquor in a crystal glass.” --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ri·ent, n.
 1. The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.
    [Morn] came furrowing all the orient into gold.   --Tennyson.
 2. The countries of Asia or the East.
    Best built city throughout the Orient.   --Sir T. Herbert.
 3. A pearl of great luster. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ri·ent v. t.
 1. To define the position of, in relation to the orient or east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of.
 3. Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first principles; to arrange in order; to orientate.
 4. Same as Orientate, 2.
 5.  To place (a map or chart) so that its east side, north side, etc., lie toward the corresponding parts of the horizon; specif. Surv., 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (poetic) eastern; "the orient sun"
      n 1: the countries of Asia [syn: East]
      2: the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and
         Australia [syn: eastern hemisphere]
      v 1: be oriented; "The weather vane points North" [syn: point]
      2: determine one's position with reference to another point
         [syn: orientate] [ant: disorient]
      3: cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"