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  1. the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. situated in or facing or moving toward the east Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the countries of Asia Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. to, toward, or in the east; "we travelled east for several miles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the north; the point directly opposite to the west. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Formerly, the part of the United States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern, or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of Maryland and the Ohio River; -- usually with the definite article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent of the agriculture of the West. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Eastward. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. That part of the heavens where the sun is seen to rise; one of the four points of the compass; the part of the earth lying toward the sunrise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Coming from the direction of the sunrise; lying on the right hand when one faces the north. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. In the direction of the sunrise: East, the Orient or far East, as the countries of Asia; eastern part of the United States. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. That part of the heavens where the sun first shines or rises: one of the four cardinal points of the compass: the countries to the east of Europe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. At or from the east. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Quarter of the heavens where the sun rises; region lying to the east. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Being at the east; coming from the east. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. That point of the compass at which the sun rises at the quinox. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Any region to the eastward; the Orient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. In an easterly direction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Toward the rising sun or the east. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. That point of the heavens in the quarter where the sun rises, indicated by a line drawn at right angles to the meridian; one of the four cardinal points; the eastern parts of the earth, specially the countries which lie east of Europe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. That part of the heavens where the sun rises; the eastern parts of the earth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. Toward the rising sun. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. The Hebrew term kedem properly means that which is before or in front of a person, and was applied to the east form the custom of turning in that direction when describing the points of the compass, before, behind, the right and the left representing respectively east, west, south and north. ( Job 23:8 Job 23:9 ) The term as generally used refers to the lands lying immediately eastward of Palestine, viz., Arabia, Mesopotamia and Babylonia; on the other hand mizrach is used of the far east with a less definite signification. ( Isaiah 42:2 Isaiah 42:25 ; 43:5 ; 46:11 ) [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary biblestudytools.com
  28. The orient (mizrah); the rising of the sun. Thus "the east country" is the country lying to the east of Syria, the Elymais ( Zechariah 8:7 ). (2). Properly what is in front of one, or a country that is before or in front of another; the rendering of the word kedem . In pointing out the quarters, a Hebrew always looked with his face toward the east. The word kedem is used when the four quarters of the world are described ( Genesis 13:14 ; 28:14 ); and mizrah when the east only is distinguished from the west ( Joshua 11:3 ; Psalms 50:1 ; 103:12 , etc.). In Genesis 25:6 "eastward" is literally "unto the land of kedem;" i.e., the lands lying east of Palestine, namely, Arabia, Mesopotamia, etc. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for East". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  29. The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East; the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the East. mso.anu.edu.au
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  31. [=e]st, n. that part of the heavens where the sun first shines or rises: one of the four cardinal points of the compass.--adj. toward the rising of the sun.--ns. EAST'-END, the eastern part of London, the habitation of the poorer classes; EAST'-END'ER.--adjs. EAST'ER, EAST'ERN, toward the east: connected with the east: dwelling in the east.--n. EAST'ERLING, a native of the East: a trader from the shores of the Baltic.--adj. EAST'ERLY, coming from the eastward: looking toward the east.--adv. on the east: toward the east.--adjs. EAST'ERNMOST, EAST'MOST, situated farthest east.--ns. EAST'-IN'DIAMAN, a vessel used in the East India trade; EAST'ING, the course gained to the eastward: distance eastward from a given meridian; EAST'LAND, the land in the East.--adv. EAST'WARD, toward the east.--EAST-BY-SOUTH (NORTH), 11¼ degrees from due east; EAST-SOUTH (NORTH)-EAST, 22½ degrees from due east.--EASTWARD POSITION, the position of the celebrant at the Eucharist, when he stands in front of the altar and facing it, instead of the usual practice of standing at the north end of the altar, facing southward.--ABOUT EAST (slang), in proper manner; THE EAST, the countries to the east of Europe; TURNING TO THE EAST, a practice for both clergy and laity during service, esp. while singing the creeds, the Gloria Patri, and the Gloria in Excelsis. [A.S. east; Ger. ost; akin to Gr. [=e][=o]s, the dawn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. (Towards, at, near) the point of the horizon where the sun rises (90° to right of North); to the e. (of), in an eastward direction (from); e. (wind), wind blowing from the e.; eastern part of the world, orient; far E., China, Japan, &c.; near E., Turkey; English INDIES; English End, eastern part of London. Hence eastward a. & n., eastward (s) adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. n. [Anglo-Saxon] One of the four cardinal points;—the point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox; the point directly opposite the west;—the eastern part of a country ; especially, the parts of Asia which lie east of Europe and the Mediterranean. Cabinet Dictionary
  34. The quarter where the sun rises; the regions in the eastern parts of the world. Complete Dictionary

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