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Definitions of east

  1. To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the countries of Asia Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. At or from the east. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. to, toward, or in the east; "we travelled east for several miles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Eastward. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. In an easterly direction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. situated in or facing or moving toward the east Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. Being at the east; coming from the east. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for east

  1. About two years later he sent back East for his kid brother- he'd be about your age now, Mr.- what you say your name was? – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  2. A year and more- he had been a year and more in the East – Foes by Mary Johnston
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