Definitions of east

  1. situated in or facing or moving toward the east
  2. the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River
  3. the countries of Asia
  4. to, toward, or in the east; " we travelled east for several miles"
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Eastward.
  9. To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.
  10. Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral.
  11. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth.
  12. 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.
  13. Coming from the direction of the sunrise; lying on the right hand when one faces the north.
  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. 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.
  16. At or from the east.
  17. Quarter of the heavens where the sun rises; region lying to the east.
  18. Being at the east; coming from the east.
  19. That point of the compass at which the sun rises at the quinox.
  20. In an easterly direction.
  21. Toward the rising sun or the east.
  22. 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.
  23. That part of the heavens where the sun rises; the eastern parts of the earth.

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
  3. I'll find some place where you can go- back to my mother's home in the East." – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  4. We started toward the north- east. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  5. She went back east to see her father. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  6. " No tea, and sent up to the Doctor," answered East. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  7. Kenyarobi was east, and he'd be going there now. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  8. Once at the open window, she leaned forth and looked to the east and the west. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  9. Are you much at East Lynne? – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  10. 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
  11. Warden, he said; you are going East. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  12. If she'd come back East, she'd have got in touch. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  13. 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
  14. That's enough to start me again in the East, where I lost everything. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  15. King Cole: Even the sun keeps moving, east to west. – King Cole by John Masefield
  16. Are you going down there before you go East? – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  17. I dare say you do find East Lynne dull. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  18. 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