Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: orient
IPA transcription: ['ɔɹi,ɛnt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: East, Orient
    Meaning: the countries of Asia
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: orient, point
    Meaning: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
  • Synonyms: orient, orientate
    Meaning: determine one's position with reference to another point; "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
  • Synonyms: orient
    Meaning: cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"
Usage examples
  • It seemed, like a pearl, to have its orient.
  • I learned the ways of Europe, of the Orient, and of South America.
  • Carol cried "Fine day!" to the boys; she came in a glow to Howland & Gould's grocery, her collar white with frost from her breath; she bought a can of tomatoes as though it were Orient fruit; and returned home planning to surprise Kennicott with an omelet creole for dinner.