how to pronounce orient


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orient is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of orient in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… so just to orient you there are a number …”

meanings of orient


  1. Usually preceded by the: alternative letter-case form of Orient (“a region or a part of the world to the east of a certain place; countries of Asia, the East (especially East Asia)").
  2. The countries east of the Mediterranean.
  3. A city and town in Iowa.
  4. A town in Maine.
  5. A census-designated place and hamlet in New York.
  6. A city and town in Illinois.
  7. Usually preceded by the: a region or a part of the world to the east of a certain place; countries of Asia, the East.
  8. A town and village in South Dakota.


  1. To change direction to face a certain way.
  2. To familiarize (oneself or someone) with a circumstance or situation.
  3. To align or place (a person or object) so that his, her, or its east side, north side, etc., is positioned toward the corresponding points of the compass; (specifically, surveying) 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.
  4. To set the focus of (something) so as to appeal or relate to a certain group.
  5. To determine which direction one is facing.
  6. To build or place (something) so as to face eastward.
  7. To direct towards or point at a particular direction.


  1. The brilliance or colour of a high-quality pearl.
  2. A pear cultivar from the United States.
  3. A pearl originating from the Indian region, reputed to be of great brilliance; any pearl of particular beauty and value.
  4. The part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning; the east.


  1. Of, facing, or located in the east; eastern, oriental.
  2. Of a pearl or other gem: of great brilliance and value; bright, lustrous.
  3. Rising, like the morning sun.
  4. Of the colour of the sky at daybreak; bright red.

orient frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word orient occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with orient


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