Character 8
Hyphenation o ri en tal
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Definitions and meanings of "Oriental"

What do we mean by oriental?

Of or relating to the countries of the Orient or their peoples or cultures; eastern. adjective

Of or designating the biogeographic region that includes South Asia south of the Himalaya Mountains and Southeast Asia from southern China to Borneo. adjective

Of or relating to the Oriental Orthodox Church. adjective

Lustrous and valuable. adjective

Of or relating to a genuine or superior gem. adjective

Relating to or designating corundum that resembles another stone in color. adjective

An Asian, especially a South Asian, Southeast Asian, or East Asian. noun

A domestic cat of a breed developed in Britain from the Siamese and other breeds, having a long slender body and either a long or short coat in a wide variety of colors and patterns. noun

Of the orient or east; situated in or proceeding from the east; eastern: as, oriental seas or countries. Also orient.

Of superior quality; precious; valuable; possessing orient qualities: applied to gems as a mark of excellence: opposed to occidental, which applies to the less valuable kinds.

cap. or lowercase Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the East, or Eastern, especially Asiatic, countries; hence, exuberant; profuse; sumptuous; gorgeous; magnificent.

In astrology, rising between the fourth house and the mid-heaven: applied to the planets.

A native or an inhabitant of some eastern part of the world; an Asiatic. noun

A native or inhabitant of the Orient or some Eastern part of the world; an Asiatic. noun

Eastern Christians of the Greek rite. noun

Of or pertaining to the orient or east; eastern; concerned with the East or Orientalism; -- opposed to occidental. adjective

Eastern, of the east, of or relating to the Orient especially Asiatic, but most commonly to the Far East. adjective

, capitalized: a zoögeographical region of southeast Asia. adjective

Of orient pearls, relating to orient lustre in a pearl adjective

A precious stone, especially an orient pearl.

A member or descendant of the peoples and cultures of the Orient.

A lily cultivar of a widely varied group, with strong scent.

A person from the eastern region of a place.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Oriental

The word "oriental" in example sentences

I get the filete part and oriental is obvious ... but what does basa mean? tashby ❋ Unknown (2009)

I haven't read the book, but Orchidus posted a great review of it recently ... and I know that like me you are interested in oriental writers, so it might be a good choice! ❋ Unknown (2008)

The one on the left is for Patty, who wanted a 12 block (any style) in oriental fabrics, so I made this log cabin/courthouse steps variation for her. ❋ Katelnorth (2007)

Despite these European migrations, the pejorative of "Semite" and the code word "oriental" were applied to Jews well into the 20th century. ❋ Unknown (2007)

If he is interested in oriental languages, the new Institute of Languages will enable him to acquire a knowledge of Singhalese or Bantu or any of the other languages. ❋ Unknown (1933)

They represent what we usually call the oriental churches, and are divided as follows: (1) The Nestorian church, extended over Babylonia and Chaldea, Mesopotamia and Assyria, ❋ 1840-1916 (1913)

Mme. Grassini, two of them in oriental costume, the other half-length. ❋ Unknown (1903)

This is sometimes known as oriental flushing symptoms. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Considering the 500 year Turkish occupation, she thinks it's a disgrace to label oriental sounding music as a national product. ❋ Unknown (2009)

'Oriental yeti' discovered in China - Telegraph: This bizarre creature dubbed the oriental yeti has baffled scientists after emerging from ancient woodlands in remote central China. ❋ Bill Crider (2010)

There's a poem called oriental girl dances, published in a speculative poetry magazine. ❋ Shweta_narayan (2009)

A group of what are called oriental small-clawed otters line up on a rock at the London Zoo during the annual winter census. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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