East meaning

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In, from, or toward the east.

A river flowing east.

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An area or region lying in the east.
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AEST, eats, ESTA, etas, sate, saté, seat, SEAT, seta, tase, teas.
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To, toward, of, facing, or in the east.

The east bank of the river.

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Originating in or coming from the east.

A cool east wind.

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The direction to the right of a person facing north; direction in which sunrise occurs: it is properly the point on the horizon at which the center of the sun rises at the equinox.
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The point on a compass at 90°, directly opposite west.
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A region or district in or toward this direction.
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In, of, to, toward, or facing the east.
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From the east.

An east wind.

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Designating the eastern part of a continent, country, etc.

East Africa.

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In, of, or toward the altar of a church.
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In or toward the east; in an easterly direction.
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One of the four principal compass points, specifically 90°, conventionally directed to the right on maps; the direction of the rising sun at an equinox.
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Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.
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(meteorology) Wind from the east.
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Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.
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From the East; oriental.
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(personification) The wind from the east.
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The Eastern world; the regions, primarily situated in the Eastern Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from India or China.
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The Eastern Bloc; the eastern countries of Europe.
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(historical) The Soviet Union and its socialist allies during the Cold War.
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The eastern states of the United States.
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The eastern part of any region.
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the East
  • the eastern part of the U.S.
  • the Eastern Hemisphere; specif., Asia and the nearby islands
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the East

Origin of east

  • Middle English est from Old English ēast aus- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English est, from Old English ēast, from Proto-Germanic *austą, from Proto-Indo-European *aus-. Compare West Frisian east, Dutch oost, German Ost, Norwegian aust.

    From Wiktionary