The Orient means "the East". It is a traditional designation for anything that belongs to the Eastern world or the Near East or Far East, in relation to Europe. In English it is largely a metonym for, and coterminous with, the continent of Asia.
Other articles related to "orient":
... Ashworth made his professional debut during a loan period at Leyton Orient from his original club Wigan Athletic, in Orient's 4–2 Football League Trophy win against Southend United on 2 September ... He signed for Leyton Orient on a permanent basis in January 2009, and scored his first professional goal for Orient in the FA Cup first round tie against Tranmere Rovers on 7 November 2009 ... On 23 June 2010, he left Orient on a free transfer and joined Rotherham United ...
... England, was launched on 14 May 1953 and entered service in 1954 for the Orient Steam Navigation Company (Orient Line) for Great Britain-to-Australia services via the Suez Canal, the voyage ... In 1965–66, Orsova was transferred to the Orient Line's sister company, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P O), and operated as a P O ship ...
... Orient is served by Orient School District No ... The Orient School building is one of the oldest continuously used schoolhouses in Washington state ...
... English footballer who played for Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Chester City, Leyton Orient, Wycombe Wanderers, Woking and Aldershot Town ... On 7 February 1995, Howard, in his 397th appearance for Leyton Orient, was sacked at half-time by then-manager John Sitton, as featured in the Channel 4 documentary Orient Club for a Fiver ...
... Shields made his debut for Orient on 5 May 2007 in the Football League One clash with Huddersfield Town which ended in a 3–1 defeat for Orient ... he joined St Albans City on loan for two months, having not made a first team appearance for Orient so far in the 2008-09 season, and was released by Orient on 4 May 2009 ...
Famous quotes containing the word orient:
“I need not tell you of the inadequacy of the American shipping marine on the Pacific Coast.... For this reason it seems to me that there is no subject to which Congress can better devote its attention in the coming session than the passage of a bill which shall encourage our merchant marine in such a way as to establish American lines directly between New York and the eastern ports and South American ports, and both our Pacific Coast ports and the Orient and the Philippines.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)
“Of all that Orient lands can vaunt,
Of marvels with our own competing,
The strangest is the Haschish plant,
And what will follow on its eating.”
—John Greenleaf Whittier (18071892)
“Ask me no more where Jove bestows,
When June is past, the fading rose;
For in your beautys orient deep
These flowers, as in their causes, sleep.
Ask me no more whither do stray
The golden atoms of the day;
For in pure love heaven did prepare
Those powders to enrich your hair.”
—Thomas Carew (15891639)