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Verb: orient  o-ree-unt
  1. Be oriented in a particular direction
    "The weather vane orients North";
    - point
     
  2. Determine one's position with reference to another point
    "We had to orient ourselves in the forest";
    - orientate
     
  3. Cause to point
    "Orient the house towards the West"
     
  4. Familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
    "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
     
  5. Adjust to a specific need or market
    "a magazine oriented towards young people";
    - tailor
Noun: orient  o-ree-unt
  1. The hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
    - eastern hemisphere
Noun: Orient  o-ree-unt
  1. The countries of Asia
    - East

Derived forms: orienting, oriented, orients

See also: eastern

Type of: accommodate, acquaint, adapt, Asia, decide, determine, familiarise [Brit], familiarize, hemisphere, lie, make up one's mind, position

Antonym: disorient

Encyclopedia: Orient, Ohio