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oriented

analogy; adjective
Ready for
 
This term was used to describe one's readiness and excitement towards something that they had been looking for. In the typical sense, the word "orient" is used to describe the alignment of the sun (e.g., during certain times of the day, the sun is oriented toward the east). The word use of "oriented" therefore classifies as a case of metaphor because when one gets ready for something, in this case a weekend, he would bear some kind of resemblance to the sun that orients itself eastward when it rises.
Etymology : From the word "orient," meaning "to align," used in a figurative sense
Source : "getting oriented for the weekend" "getting oriented for Thanksgiving" Conversation with a co-worker 11/18/11
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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