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orient  /rint, nt/  v. [T] 1 to find a geographic location using a map, compass, etc.: During our walk in the woods, we got lost and had to orient ourselves with a compass. 2 fig. to become familiar with a new city, neighborhood, etc.: Volunteers orient new students to the campus every semester. 3 to locate s.t. in a specific direction: Mosques are oriented toward Mecca. See: orientation.
n.sing.old usage /rint, nt/ the Orient: the East, esp. Asian countries such as Japan, China, Vietnam, etc.: The explorer wrote a book about her travels to the Orient. orient

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