lying toward or situated in the east
"the eastern end of the island"
of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States
"the Eastern establishment"
lying in or toward the east
"the east side of New York"; "eastern cities"
relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world
"Eastern Europe"; "the Eastern religions"
from the east; used especially of winds
"an eastern wind"; "the winds are easterly"
Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east
blowing from the east; easterly
Origin: From esterne, from easterne, from austrōnjaz, from austero-, from aus-. Cognate with and ostroni, austroenn. More at east.
situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries
going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage
Origin: [AS. estern.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'eastern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1721
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'eastern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3341
Rank popularity for the word 'eastern' in Adjectives Frequency: #226
The numerical value of eastern in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of eastern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of eastern in a Sentence
I don’t think Mr. Putin is done in eastern Ukraine.
I don't deny people were looting there (in eastern Ukraine).
It is a different situation with the Middle Eastern Christians.
I do not consider central and eastern Europe an important growth area.
Eastern Ecuador is likely the most species-diverse place on the planet.
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Translations for eastern
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- llevant, orientalCatalan, Valencian
- itä, itäinenFinnish
- an ear, searScottish Gaelic
- 東方, 東Japanese
- oriental, leste, [[do]] [[leste]]Portuguese
- estic, de est, orientalRomanian
- istočni, источниSerbo-Croatian
- ostlig, östraSwedish
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