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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Orient  \O"ri*ent\,  v.  t. 
  1.  Same  as  {Orientate},  2. 
  2.  To  place  (a  map  or  chart)  so  that  its  east  side  north 
  side  etc.,  lie  toward  the  corresponding  parts  of  the 
  horizon;  specif.  (Surv.),  to  rotate  (a  map  attached  to  a 
  plane  table)  until  the  line  of  direction  between  any  two 
  of  its  points  is  parallel  to  the  corresponding  direction 
  in  nature. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Orient  \O"ri*ent\,  a.  [F.,  fr  L.  oriens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  oriri  to  rise.  See  {Origin}.] 
  1.  Rising,  as  the  sun. 
  Moon,  that  now  meet'st  the  orient  sun.  --Milton. 
  2.  Eastern;  oriental.  ``The  orient  part.''  --Hakluyt. 
  3.  Bright;  lustrous;  superior;  pure;  perfect;  pellucid;  -- 
  used  of  gems  and  also  figuratively,  because  the  most 
  perfect  jewels  are  found  in  the  East.  ``Pearls  round  and 
  orient.''  --Jer.  Taylor.  ``Orient  gems.''  --Wordsworth. 
  ``Orient  liquor  in  a  crystal  glass.''  --Milton. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Orient  \O"ri*ent\,  n. 
  1.  The  part  of  the  horizon  where  the  sun  first  appears  in  the 
  morning;  the  east. 
  [Morn]  came  furrowing  all  the  orient  into  gold. 
  2.  The  countries  of  Asia  or  the  East.  --Chaucer. 
  Best  built  city  throughout  the  Orient.  --Sir  T. 
  3.  A  pearl  of  great  luster.  [R.]  --Carlyle. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Orient  \O"ri*ent\,  v.  t.  [F.  orienter.  Cf  {Orientate}.] 
  1.  To  define  the  position  of  in  relation  to  the  orient  or 
  east;  hence  to  ascertain  the  bearings  of 
  2.  Fig.:  To  correct  or  set  right  by  recurring  to  first 
  principles;  to  arrange  in  order  to  orientate. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (poetic)  "the  orient  sun" 
  n  1:  the  countries  of  Asia  [syn:  {East}] 
  2:  the  hemisphere  that  includes  Eurasia  and  Africa  and 
  Australia  [syn:  {eastern  hemisphere}] 
  v  1:  be  oriented  [syn:  {point}] 
  2:  determine  one's  position  with  reference  to  another  point 
  [syn:  {orientate}]  [ant:  {disorient}] 
  3:  cause  to  point;  "Orient  the  house  towards  the  West" 
  4:  set  or  arrange  in  a  new  or  different  determinate  position; 
  "Orient  the  house  towards  the  South"  [syn:  {change 
  orientation},  {reorient}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Orient,  IA  (city,  FIPS  59565) 
  Location:  41.20283  N,  94.41788  W 
  Population  (1990):  376  (173  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50858 
  Orient,  IL  (city,  FIPS  56536) 
  Location:  37.91641  N,  88.97536  W 
  Population  (1990):  428  (201  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Orient,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  11957 
  Orient,  OH  (village,  FIPS  58800) 
  Location:  39.80562  N,  83.15149  W 
  Population  (1990):  273  (101  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  43146 
  Orient,  SD  (town,  FIPS  47460) 
  Location:  44.90286  N,  99.08833  W 
  Population  (1990):  59  (45  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  57467 

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