Orient

O"ri*ent

("r*nt), v. t. [F. orienter. Cf. Orientate.] 1. To define the position of, in relation to the orient or east; hence, to ascertain the bearings of.
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2. Hence: To acquaint with new surroundings or a new situation.
[PJC]

3. Fig.: To correct or set right by recurring to first principles; to arrange in order; to orientate.
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4. Same as Orientate, 2.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. To place (a map or chart) so that its east side, north side, etc., lie toward the corresponding parts of the horizon; specif. (Surv.), 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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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