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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. east, due east, eastward, E(noun)

    the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees

  2. East, Orient(noun)

    the countries of Asia

  3. East, eastern United States(noun)

    the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River

  4. east(noun)

    the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point

  5. east(adj)

    a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city

  6. east(adverb)

    situated in or facing or moving toward the east

  7. east(adverb)

    to, toward, or in the east

    "we travelled east for several miles"; "located east of Rome"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. east(Noun)

    One of the four principal compass points, specifically 90u00B0, conventionally directed to the right on maps; the direction of the rising sun at an equinox.

  2. east(Adverb)

    towards the east; eastwards

  3. east(Adjective)

    Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.

  4. east(Adjective)

    wind from the east

  5. east(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.

  6. east(Adjective)

    From the East; oriental.

  7. East(ProperNoun)

    (personification) The wind from the east.

  8. East(ProperNoun)

    The Eastern world; the regions, primarily situated in the Eastern Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from India or China.

  9. East(ProperNoun)

    The Eastern bloc; the eastern countries of Europe.

  10. East(ProperNoun)

    The eastern states of the United States.

  11. East(ProperNoun)

    The eastern part of any region.

  12. Origin: From east.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. East(noun)

    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

  2. East(noun)

    the eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East; the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the East

  3. East(noun)

    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

  4. East(adj)

    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

  5. East(adverb)

    eastward

  6. East(verb)

    to move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate

  7. Origin: [OE. est, east, AS. est; akin to D. oost, oosten, OHG. stan, G. ost, osten, Icel. austr, Sw. ost, Dan. st, sten, Lith. auszra dawn, L. aurora (for ausosa), Gr. 'hw`s, "e`os, 'a`yws, Skr. ushas; cf. Skr. ush to burn, L. urere. 149, 288. Cf. Aurora, Easter, Sterling.]

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  1. East

    East is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. East is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of west and is perpendicular to north and south. By convention, the right hand side of a map is east. To go east using a compass for navigation, set a bearing or azimuth of 90°. East is the direction toward which the Earth rotates about its axis, and therefore the general direction from which the Sun appears to rise. During the Cold War, "The East" was sometimes used to refer to the Warsaw Pact and Communist China, along with other Communist nations. Throughout history, the East has also been used by Europeans in reference to the Orient and Asian societies.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'east' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #767

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'east' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1146

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'east' in Nouns Frequency: #339

Anagrams of east »

  1. AEST, eats, ESTA, etas, sate, saté, seat, SEAT, seta, tase, teas


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