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Definitions of east

  1. the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
  2. situated in or facing or moving toward the east
  3. the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River
  4. the countries of Asia
  5. to, toward, or in the east; " we travelled east for several miles"
  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.
  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.
  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.
  9. Eastward.
  10. To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.
  11. Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral.
  12. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth.
  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.
  14. Coming from the direction of the sunrise; lying on the right hand when one faces the north.
  15. In the direction of the sunrise: East, the Orient or far East, as the countries of Asia; eastern part of the United States.
  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.
  17. At or from the east.
  18. Quarter of the heavens where the sun rises; region lying to the east.
  19. Being at the east; coming from the east.
  20. That point of the compass at which the sun rises at the quinox.
  21. Any region to the eastward; the Orient.
  22. In an easterly direction.
  23. Toward the rising sun or the east.
  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.
  25. That part of the heavens where the sun rises; the eastern parts of the earth.
  26. Toward the rising sun.
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Usage examples for east

  1. Kenyarobi was east and he'd be going there now. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  2. Are you going down there before you go East – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  3. 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
  4. I dare say you do find East Lynne dull. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  5. A year and more- he had been a year and more in the East – Foes by Mary Johnston
  6. She went back east to see her father. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  7. We started toward the north- east – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  8. I was out East so long, you see. – Command by William McFee
  9. I'll find some place where you can go- back to my mother's home in the East – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  10. If she'd come back East she'd have got in touch. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  11. King Cole: Even the sun keeps moving, east to west. – King Cole by John Masefield
  12. To his son, Wabun, he gave the East to Shawondasee, the south, and to Kabibonokka, the north. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  13. That's enough to start me again in the East where I lost everything. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  14. The East is Red and ready. – Sympathetic Magic by Paul Cameron Brown
  15. As I looked ahead I saw that the river was making a bend towards the east – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. " No tea, and sent up to the Doctor," answered East – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  17. Are you much at East Lynne? – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  18. It was not likely to rise from the camp of Indians, so Pierre thought, as they do not generally venture so far east – Adventures in the Far West by W.H.G. Kingston
  19. Warden, he said; you are going East – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  20. Once at the open window, she leaned forth and looked to the east and the west. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
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