oriental definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding the countries of the Orient or their particular individuals or cultures; eastern.
    • Of or designating the biogeographic area that features Asia south for the Himalaya Mountains therefore the countries for the Malay Archipelago.
    • Lustrous and valuable: oriental pearls.
    • Of or relating to an authentic or superior treasure: an oriental ruby.
    • concerning or designating corundum that resembles another stone in shade.
    • east, of the eastern, of or regarding the Orient specifically Asiatic, but most commonly on china.
    • , capitalized: a zoƶgeographical region of southeast Asia.
    • of orient pearls, associated with orient lustre in a pearl
    • Of or pertaining to the orient or eastern; eastern; worried about the East or Orientalism; -- opposed to occidental.
    • denoting or characteristic of nations of Asia
  • noun:
    • Usually Offensive An Asian.
    • Oriental (capitalized) native of the East, or Asiatic, native, resident of Orient
    • an individual from Orient, or with ancestry from the Orient.
    • A native or inhabitant of Orient or some east area of the globe; an Asiatic.
    • Eastern Christians of Greek rite.
    • A native or an inhabitant of some eastern the main world; an Asiatic.
    • a part of an Oriental battle; the definition of is undoubtedly offensive by Asians (especially by Asian People in the us)
  • others:
    • associated with the orient or east; positioned in or continuing through the eastern; eastern: as, oriental seas or countries. Additionally orient.
    • Of exceptional high quality; valuable; valuable; possessing orient qualities: applied to treasures as a mark of excellence: against occidental, which pertains to the less valuable kinds.
    • [cap. or lowercase] Of, related to, or feature of the East, or Eastern, specifically Asiatic, nations; hence, exuberant; profuse; magnificent; gorgeous; magnificent.
    • In astrology, rising between the 4th home while the mid-heaven: placed on the planets.

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