orientate

Definitions

  • Oriental Butter-Making
    Oriental Butter-Making
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v orientate determine one's position with reference to another point "We had to orient ourselves in the forest"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A Singapore singing group by the name of "The Oriental Singers," sang non-stop for 74 hours and five minutes
    • Orientate Same as orient2}.
    • Orientate To arrange in order; to dispose or place (a body) so as to show its relation to other bodies, or the relation of its parts among themselves. "A crystal is orientated when placed in its proper position so as to exhibit its symmetry."
    • v. i Orientate To move or turn toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east.
    • Orientate To place or turn toward the east; to cause to assume an easterly direction, or to veer eastward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The TV signals seen by New Jersey residents come almost exclusively from New York and Philadelphia, cities oriented to other states. New Jersey has less in the way of state media than any other state of its population.
    • orientate To turn or cause to turn toward the east; cause to assume an easterly direction or aspect; orient; specifically, to place (a church) with its altar-end toward the east. See orient, v., 2.
    • orientate To determine or ascertain the position of, especially with reference to the east; determine or fix the position or bearings of; figuratively, to take one's proper bearings mentally.
    • orientate To place, as a crystal, in such a position as to show clearly the true relation of the several parts.
    • orientate To assume an easterly direction; turn or veer toward the east; specifically (ecclesiastical), to be so constructed that the end nearest the altar or high altar (ecclesiastically accounted the eastern end) is directed toward a certain point of the compass; especially, to be so placed that the conventional eastern end is directed toward the geographical east.
    • orientate To worship toward the east; especially, to celebrate the eucharist in the eastward position — that is, facing the altar. See eastward, a.
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Quotations

  • John Greenleaf Whittier
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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.”
  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger
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    “Every orientation presupposes a disorientation.”
  • J. B. Priestley
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    “Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.”
  • Torley
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    “The world would be a much more logical, decision-oriented place if we renamed those breakfast waffles "Ergos".”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Orient

Usage

In literature:

The fortress was formidable only to orientals.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
But it is a method which is thoroughly uncongenial to Oriental habits of thought.
"Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913" by Evelyn Baring
Rice is extensively cultivated in the Orient and supplies the principal food to nearly one-half the population of the entire world.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
The boy sat on a small Oriental rug, and by his side stood a very peculiar lamp.
"Everychild" by Louis Dodge
They, too, worshipped goddesses and sacred women; virginity, a virtue not appreciated by the Orientals, here stood in high repute.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
THE GREEKS IN THE ORIENT.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Journal American Oriental Society.
"The Influence of India and Persia on the Poetry of Germany" by Arthur F. J. Remy
There is a somewhat Oriental look about Orsova.
"Round About the Carpathians" by Andrew F. Crosse
When we had a visit some years ago from that great oriental potentate Li Hung Chang, we all put on our best clothes and went out to welcome him.
"Among Famous Books" by John Kelman
And our Lord Jesus lived in an Oriental world.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
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In poetry:

An Orient town, with slender-steepled mosques,
Turret from turret springing, dome from dome,
Fretted with burning stones,
And trellised with red gold.
"Fog" by Emma Lazarus
And down the dunes a thousand guns lie couched,
Unseen, beside the flood —
Like tigers in some Orient jungle crouched
That wait and watch for blood.
"Charleston" by Henry Timrod
When sorrow spreads her darkness round,
And pours out all her gushing stream;
Dost heal the rage of deadliest wound,
And cheer me with thy orient beam!
"Ode On Sympathy" by Emma Lyon
Blest Light, blest Morning! beautiful it shone
Just over the dark hills with orient rays,
Which, like the summons from a trumpet blown,
Poured full upon her gaze.
"The Gate Of Death" by Samuel John Stone
On a land where the faces are fair, though pale
As a moonlit mist when the winds are still,
She breaks like a morning in Paradise
Through the palms of an orient hill.
"An Exotic" by Henry Timrod
Through the pale arch of orient the morn
Comes in a milk-white splendor newly-born,
A sword of crimson cuts in twain the gray
Banners of shadow hosts, and lo, the day!
"A Winter Dawn" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In news:

There is only one kind of movie, and that's that big, family-oriented, four-quadrant, please-everyone kind of film.
Item-based and process-oriented, Aras VPLM is designed for the most demanding and complex PLM requirements.
The bedrock of development – property rights, rule of law, fiscal solvency, and market-oriented incentives – could be easily undermined.
First, there was whispering about the Republican congressman's sexual orientation, beginning in 1994 during his first House campaign.
In October, I chaired a session at the SMPTE conference on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and "The Cloud" in media.
Opponents of a measure designed to increase regulation of ""sexually oriented businesses"" recently formed a new political action committee and began collecting signatures for a referendum to keep the law from taking effect.
Spring officially sprang on March 20, and for a lot of you -- gay or otherwise oriented -- that means that love is in the air, just around the corner, or, in some cases, staring across a dimly lit bar.
The first event is freshmen orientation, which has been scheduled for 7 pm Thursday, Feb 2 in the high school auditorium.
State agricultural officials are waging war against the Oriental fruit fly in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The cooler infeed sends neatly oriented bottles through the cooler.
2010 Dark Bay or Brown Colt Orientate.
(AP) — University of Montana and Montana State University students want the state Board of Regents to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy.
University of Montana and Montana State University students want the state Board of Regents to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy.
Haggling is more common at car dealerships and oriental rug stores than mainstream malls, but it's still worth trying.
We happened to be in Murfreesboro today and always ready to try out new oriental restaurants.
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In science:

The orientation of the first m ≥ 0 circles, called inputs, is opposite to the orientation of Σ and the orientation of the remaining n ≥ 0 circles, called outputs, is compatible with the orientation induced from the surface.
Topological field theories, string backgrounds and homotopy algebras
The ordering of the vertices gives an orientation for each edge of the triangulation, and using the orientation of the manifold, a rule can be chosen to orient the upper circles in a consistent way.
The equality of 3-manifold invariants
One can compare the product orientation for each xi with the pre-existent orientation of X and assign a “charge” +1 if the orientations agree, and −1 otherwise.
Self-Intersection Numbers and Random Surfaces on the Lattice
Ui are oriented, Gi acts by orientation preserving maps and the gluing maps φj i are also orientation preserving.
Finite energy Seiberg-Witten moduli spaces on 4-manifolds bounding Seifert fibrations
From [D, §3], the orientation induced on the fiber Z by the standard orientation of H × H as a complex vector space is then compatible with the standard orientations of Mk+1 and Mk (i.e. the orientation of M′k+1,λ0 is the product of the orientation of Z and the pullback of the orientation of Mk ).
Simple Type and the Boundary of Moduli Space
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