Definitions of east

  1. To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.
  2. the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. At or from the east.
  9. Quarter of the heavens where the sun rises; region lying to the east.
  10. That point of the compass at which the sun rises at the quinox.
  11. That part of the heavens where the sun rises; the eastern parts of the earth.
  12. to, toward, or in the east; " we travelled east for several miles"
  13. Eastward.
  14. In the direction of the sunrise: East, the Orient or far East, as the countries of Asia; eastern part of the United States.
  15. In an easterly direction.
  16. 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.
  17. Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral.
  18. Coming from the direction of the sunrise; lying on the right hand when one faces the north.
  19. Being at the east; coming from the east.
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