1 literary situated in or belonging to the east; oriental: orient kings
2(especially of precious stones) lustrous.
1 (the Orient) literary the countries of the East, especially East Asia: the treasures of the Orient
2 [mass noun] the special lustre of a pearl of the finest quality (with reference to fine pearls from the East). [count noun] a pearl of the finest quality. 1align or position (something) relative to the points of a compass or other specified positions:the fires are oriented in direct line with the midsummer sunset
) find one’s position in relation to unfamiliar surroundings:there were no street names to enable her to orient herself
guide (someone) in a specified direction: we were oriented towards the building
2tailor or adapt (something) to specified circumstances:magazines oriented to the business community (as adjective, in combination -oriented)market-oriented economic reforms