Eastern Definition

In, of, to, toward, or facing the east.
Webster's New World
From the east.
An eastern wind.
Webster's New World
Native to or growing in the east.
American Heritage
Of or characteristic of the East.
Webster's New World
Of the Eastern Church.
Webster's New World

Origin of Eastern

  • 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

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

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

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