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The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.
Malcolm de Chazal

Meaning of "oriental" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORIENTAL

oriental  [ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORIENTAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oriental is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ORIENTAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oriental

Orient

The Orient means the East. It is a traditional designation for anything that belongs to the Eastern world or the Middle East or the Far East, in relation to Europe. In English, it is largely a metonym for, and coterminous with, the Continent of Asia.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORIENTAL


accidental
ˌæksɪˈdɛntəl
Continental
ˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl
dental
ˈdɛntəl
documental
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntəl
elemental
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntəl
experimental
ɪkˌspɛrɪˈmɛntəl
fundamental
ˌfʌndəˈmɛntəl
gentle
ˈdʒɛntəl
governmental
ˌɡʌvənˈmɛntəl
incremental
ˌɪnkrɪˈmɛntəl
instrumental
ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəl
intercontinental
ˌɪntəˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl
mental
ˈmɛntəl
monumental
ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəl
occidental
ˌɒksɪˈdɛntəl
ornamental
ˌɔːnəˈmɛntəl
parental
pəˈrɛntəl
rental
ˈrɛntəl
sentimental
ˌsɛntɪˈmɛntəl
supplemental
ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORIENTAL

orient
Oriental almandine
Oriental emerald
oriental frill
oriental rug
oriental topaz
Orientalisation
Orientalise
Orientalism
Orientalist
Orientalistic
orientality
Orientalization
Orientalize
orientally
orientate
orientated
orientation
orientation course
orientational

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORIENTAL

argental
car rental
coincidental
departmental
detrimental
developmental
Emmental
environmental
horizontal
intergovernmental
judgmental
placental
regimental
rudimental
sacramental
segmental
temperamental
thiopental
transcendental
transcontinental
video rental

Synonyms and antonyms of oriental in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oriental» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ORIENTAL

Find out the translation of oriental to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oriental from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oriental» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

东方的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oriental
570 millions of speakers

English

oriental
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्राच्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَرْقِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

восточный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oriental
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পূর্বদেশীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oriental
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oriental
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

orientalisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

東洋の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

동양의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oriental
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc phương Đông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓரியண்டல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओरिएंटल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oryantal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orientale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

orientalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

східний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oriental
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανατολίτικος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oosterse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

orientalisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

orientalsk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oriental

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORIENTAL»

The term «oriental» is very widely used and occupies the 1.941 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORIENTAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oriental

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5 QUOTES WITH «ORIENTAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oriental.
1
Malcolm de Chazal
The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.
2
Christopher Dawson
It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions.
3
Olivia De Havilland
The one thing that you simply have to remember all the time that you are there, is that Hollywood is an oriental city. As long as you do that you might survive. If you try to equate it with anything else you'll perish.
4
James J. Hill
If you review the commercial history, you will discover anyone who controls oriental trade will get hold of global wealth.
5
Mark Shand
My flat is a bit like an oriental bazaar. It's filled with the oddest objects from all my travels, and you can't really move in it. I love collecting antiques and often spend weekends driving around bric-a-brac markets.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORIENTAL»

Discover the use of oriental in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oriental and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Oriental Philosophy: A Westerner's Guide to Eastern Thought
This is eastern philosophy presented to westerners by a westerner, a practical and understandable guide for students and for others who wish to expand their understanding in this important area.
Stuart Cornelius Hackett, 1979
2
Oriental Thought: An Introduction to the Philosophical and ...
Dr. Yong Choon Kim is a distinguished scholar and educator. He wrote this book to fill the need for a concise introduction to the philosophical and religious ideas of the East.
Yong Choon Kim, 1981
3
Oriental Enlightenment: The Encounter Between Asian and ...
Tackling debates on orientalism, post colonialism and postmodernism, Oriental Enlightenment provides a new perspective on cross cultural exchanges between East and West.
John James Clarke, 1997
4
Oriental Tales
"From China to Japan, the Balkans to India, "Oriental Tales" addresses love, conquest, betrayal, murder, religion, and passion in an eloquent and exquisite telling."--"Kirkus Reviews."
Marguerite Yourcenar, 1986
5
Oriental Watercolor Techniques: For Contemporary Painting
How to use Asian tools, equipment and techniques to create modern paintings in the Oriental tradition. 188 illustrations provide close-up details of trees, skies, water, snow, and architecture to show how the author achieves his haunting, ...
Frederick Wong, 2000
6
Oriental Glazes
This book shows how best to achieve oriental glazes by discussing materials, glaze analysis and recipes, kilns and fuel, and reduction firing techniques.
Michael Bailey, 2004
7
Ancient Mystic Oriental Masonry
1907 its teachings, rules, law and present usage's which govern the order at the present day.
R. Swinburne Clymer, 1996
8
Leiden Oriental Connections: 1850 - 1940
For review see: J. van Goor, in: Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden, jrg. 110, afl. 1 (1995); p. 137-140.
W. Otterspeer, 1989
9
Oriental Vegetables: The Complete Guide for the Gardening Cook
Larkcom shows that many lesser-known Oriental vegetables thrive regardless of season and includes over 50 of her own delicious recipes. Bibliography, index, glossary, and seed-outlet listings. Full-color photographs.
Joy Larkcom, 2008
10
Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization
This is the first volume of the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
Will Durant, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORIENTAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oriental is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Oriental Bank of Commerce affects 25 bps cut in short-term deposit …
New Delhi: Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has reduced interest on term deposits by 25 basis points on select maturities with effect from July ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
2
House Envy: Full-floor condos at the Mandarin Oriental
... luxury condos above hotels are selling fast in Atlanta. A full-floor unit just went under contract at the swanky Mandarin Oriental in Buckhead, ... «Atlanta Magazine, Jul 15»
3
NGCP: Brief power interruptions in parts of Misamis Oriental
At least two brief power interruptions may occur in parts of Misamis Oriental on Sunday, July 26, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said. «GMA News, Jul 15»
4
Brean Capital Begins Coverage on New Oriental Education & Tech …
New Oriental Education & Tech Grp logo Brean Capital started coverage on shares of New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (NYSE:EDU) in a ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
5
Negros Oriental
CEBU CITY – A maritime security unit will deploy some 600 personnel and several vessels to secure the venue and delegates of the ... «Visayan Daily Star, Jul 15»
6
Weekly Analysts' Ratings Updates for New Oriental Education …
7/22/2015 – New Oriental Education & Tech Grp is now covered by analysts at Brean Capital. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. 7/16/2015 ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
7
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Alibaba Group, Unilever, New …
New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (. EDU. New Oriental Education & Technology Group EDU 23.62 +0.13 (0.55%). Powered by ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
8
New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (ADR) Proves It's Gaining …
Chinese for-profit educator New Oriental Education (NYSE:EDU) continues its relatively successful transition from an English-language test ... «Motley Fool, Jul 15»
9
China Stock Roundup: Alibaba, Unilever Enter into Alliance, New …
New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. reported fourth quarter earnings per share of 23 cents, lower than 27 cents in the same ... «Zacks.com, Jul 15»
10
Oriental Weavers, Arafa Holding reduce effect of EGP's devaluation …
“These consecutive decreases on the Egyptian pound this year did not significantly affect the value of textiles offered by Oriental Weavers to the ... «Daily News Egypt, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oriental [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oriental>. Jul 2019 ».
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