oriental
Adjective

oriental

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Oriental#English|Oriental
Synonyms Antonyms Noun

oriental (plural orientals)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Oriental#English|Oriental
Related terms
Oriental
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɔːɹiˈɛntl̩/, /ɒɹiˈɛntl̩/
Adjective

oriental

  1. Of a pearl or other precious stone: having a superior lustre. [from 14th c.]
  2. (astronomy, astrology) Pertaining to the eastern part of the sky; happening before sunrise. [from 14th c.]
  3. (obsolete) Happening in the eastern part of a given place or location. [15th-19th c.]
  4. Pertaining to the regions east of the Mediterranean, beyond the Roman Empire or the early Christian world; of the Near East, the Middle East or the Far East, now especially relating to East Asia. [from 15th c.]
  5. Designating various types of aromatic tobacco grown in Turkey and the Balkans. [from 19th c.]
Related terms Translations Noun

oriental (plural orientals)

  1. A precious stone, especially an orient pearl. [from 14th c.]
  2. A member or descendant of the peoples and cultures of the Orient. [from 15th c.]
  3. A lily cultivar of a widely varied group, with strong scent.
  4. (archaic) A person from the eastern region of a place. [15th-19th c.]
    • 1848, National anthem of Uruguay
      Orientals, the Fatherland or the grave, Liberty or with glory we die!
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