American Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary Search


O'RIENT, adjective [Latin oriens, from orior, to arise.]

1. Rising, as the sun.

- Moon, that now meet'st the orient sun.

The orient morn.

2. Eastern; oriental.

3. Bright; shining; glittering; as orient pearls.

O'RIENT, noun The east; the part of the horizon where the sun first appears in the morning.