What does Eastern mean?

Definitions for Eastern
ˈi stərnEast·ern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. easternadjective

    lying toward or situated in the east

    "the eastern end of the island"

  2. easternadjective

    of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States

    "the Eastern establishment"

  3. easterly, easternadjective

    lying in or toward the east

    "the east side of New York"; "eastern cities"

  4. easternadjective

    relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world

    "Eastern Europe"; "the Eastern religions"

  5. easterly, easternadjective

    from the east; used especially of winds

    "an eastern wind"; "the winds are easterly"


  1. easternadjective

    Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east

  2. easternadjective

    blowing from the east; easterly

  3. easternadjective


  4. Etymology: From esterne, from easterne, from austrōnjaz, from austero-, from aus-. Cognate with and ostroni, austroenn. More at east.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Easternadjective

    Etymology: from East.

    Eastern tyrants from the light of heaven
    Seclude their bosom-slaves. James Thomson, Spring.

    The eastern end of the isle rises up in precipices. Addison.

    A ship at sea has no certain method in either her eastern or western voyages, or even in her less distant sailing from the coasts, to know her longitude, or how much she is gone eastward or westward, as can easily be known in any clear day or night how much she is gone northward or southward. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Easternadjective

    situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries

  2. Easternadjective

    going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage

  3. Etymology: [AS. estern.]

Editors Contribution

  1. eastern

    Relating to the direction east.

    The eastern winds were gentle and moderate.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Eastern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1721

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Eastern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3341

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Eastern' in Adjectives Frequency: #226

Anagrams for Eastern »

  1. sterane

  2. earnest

  3. Earnest

  4. estrane

  5. nearest

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eastern in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eastern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Eastern in a Sentence

  1. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    We will continue with the bilateral talks ... we need to go deeper and find a solution. We don't want tension, neither in the Aegean nor in the eastern Mediterranean, let's solve this issue, in order to exploit our energy resources and connect possible natural gas resources with Greece through Turkey.

  2. Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy:

    Sen. John Kennedy (R., La.) said on Wednesday that he trusted Middle Eastern countries as much as gas station sushi, with the exception being Israel.

  3. Danny Hajjar:

    I always tick' other' and then write in Middle Eastern, Lebanese or American Indian, i remember, distinctly, when I was applying to high school -- I went to a private high school -- I ticked' other' and the admissions person asked me what I was, and when I told them, they changed it to White. I still can't believe that happened. That was really something.

  4. Ross Urwin:

    Design Shanghai aims to explore how eastern and western design philosophies can work together synergistically, other Chinese designers are proud to be involved in the creation of a platform to exhibit both established and emerging Chinese and international brands.

  5. Adam Smith:

    I think we can do both. That's what the budget debate and the defense strategy debate is going to be about, i think it's pretty clear that we're ready for a more robust force posture in Eastern Europe with our NATO partners, without question.

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    an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
    • A. sesquipedalian
    • B. jejune
    • C. inexpiable
    • D. splay

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