Eastern definition

ēstərn
Situated in, toward, or facing the east.
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Coming from the east.

Eastern breezes.

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Native to or growing in the east.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of eastern regions or the East.
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Of or relating to the Eastern Church.
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Of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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In, of, to, toward, or facing the east.
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From the east.

An eastern wind.

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Of or characteristic of the East.
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Of the Eastern Church.
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Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east.
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(of a wind) Blowing from the east; easterly.
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(loosely) Oriental.
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Of a region designated as the East by convention or from the perspective of the speaker or author.
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Of the Christian churches originating in the church of the Eastern Roman Empire.
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Eastern Orthodox.
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Origin of eastern

  • Middle English estern from Old English ēasterne aus- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English esterne, from Old English ēasterne (“eastern”), from Proto-Germanic *austrōnijaz (“eastern”), from Proto-Indo-European *austero- (“eastern”), from Proto-Indo-European *aus- (“to shine”). Cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German ōstrōni (“eastern”), Old Norse austrœnn (“eastern”). More at east.

    From Wiktionary