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orient

o·ri·ent

orient

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: o ri nt [or] o ri ent
definition: (capitalized) the countries east and southeast of Europe; Asia; the Far East.
synonyms:
East
similar words:
Asia
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: o ri ent
inflections: oriented, orienting, orients
definition: to help to make familiar or comfortable.
A tour of the neighborhood oriented the children to their new home.
synonyms:
acquaint
similar words:
condition
Word History
Orient comes from a Latin word that means "the part of the sky in which the sun rises."