Countries of Asia, especially East Asia.
- the East, including the Near East and the Far East
- the Far East
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Orient
- the Orient
Origin of Orient
Middle English from Old French from Latin oriēns orient- rising sun, east from present participle of orīrī to arise, be born er-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English orient, from Old French orient, from Latin oriens (“rising; as a noun, the quarter where the sun rises, the east, day"), present participle of oriri (“to rise").
Latin oriÄ“ns (“east").
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