The orient is the luster of a pearl.(noun)
An example of orient is an expensive string of pearls with very shiny pearls.
Orient is defined as to align or position something towards a particular point or reference.(verb)
Facing toward the East is an example of how to orient a person for prayer.
See orient in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L oriens: see the adj.
Origin: L oriens, direction of the rising sun, prp. of oriri, to arise < IE base *er-, to set in motion, elevate > rise, run, Gr oros, mountain
Origin: Fr orienter < the adj.
See orient in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin oriēns, orient-, rising sun, east
Origin: , from present participle of orīrī, to arise, be born; see er-1 in Indo-European roots.
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