the countries of Asia
eastern hemisphere, orient(verb)
the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
"The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
manoeuvre, manoeuver, sharpen, taper, channelize, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, head, luff, guide, repoint, point, direct, orientate, tailor, designate, charge, channelise, target, bespeak, steer, signal, level, orient, show
determine one's position with reference to another point
"We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
cause to point
"Orient the house towards the West"
familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
"The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
adjust to a specific need or market
"a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"
Countries of Asia, especially East Asia.
Give him time to orient himself within the new hierarchy.
Countries east of the Mediterranean.
We will orient our campaign to the youth who are often disinterested.
To point at or direct towards.
I will orient all of the signs to face the road.
To determine which direction one is facing.
Let me just orient myself and we can be on our way.
To place or build so as to face eastward.
To change direction so as to face east.
To change direction to face a certain way.
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Of all that Orient lands can vaunt, of marvels with our own competing, the strangest is the Haschish plant, and what will follow on its eating.
This diverse committee of activists provides grassroots education and generates political pressure needed to re-orient US policy toward a just peace in the Middle East.
A peek inside the city's many nightspots reveals a Shangri-La-di-da of tiny Shanghai socialites in even tinier outfits dancing provocatively with well-to-do Westerners. But while such sights may draw gasps from some people, the truth is that this kind of thing is nothing new for Shanghai, the Orient's original opium-den of iniquity.
The key for (us in) China is to move fast, if we launch in the U.S. and then it gets copied in China, we'll be behind. So we're starting to orient some of our innovation at China first.
It’s important to recognize that there’s nothing mystical about the pineal and parapineal organs, they can sense light and play a role in the endocrine system. However, some of the abilities conferred by the pineal are really quite extraordinary. For instance, some lower vertebrates can sense the polarization of light with the third eye and use this to orient themselves geographically.
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- ætta segFaroese
- orientować sięPolish
- сориентироваться, ориентировать, сориентировать, ориентироватьсяRussian
- phương đôngVietnamese
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