(usually initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Orient, or East; Eastern.
of the orient or east; eastern.
(initial capital letter) Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as and including the Philippines, Borneo, and Java.
Jewelry. (usually initial capital letter) designating various gems that are varieties of corundum: Oriental aquamarine; Oriental ruby. fine or precious; orient: oriental agate; oriental garnet. designating certain natural saltwater pearls found especially in the Orient.
(usually initial capital letter) Older Use: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a native or inhabitant of the Orient.