What does eastern mean?

Definitions for eastern
ˈi stərneast·ern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eastern(adj)

    lying toward or situated in the east

    "the eastern end of the island"

  2. eastern(adj)

    of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States

    "the Eastern establishment"

  3. easterly, eastern(adj)

    lying in or toward the east

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

  4. eastern(adj)

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

    "Eastern Europe"; "the Eastern religions"

  5. easterly, eastern(adj)

    from the east; used especially of winds

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


  1. eastern(Adjective)

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

  2. eastern(Adjective)

    blowing from the east; easterly

  3. eastern(Adjective)


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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eastern(adj)

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

  2. Eastern(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [AS. estern.]

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. earnest, Earnest

  2. sterane

  3. nearest

  4. estrane

  5. Earnest

How to pronounce eastern?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say eastern in sign language?

  1. eastern


  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. Philip Breedlove:

    I don’t think Mr. Putin is done in eastern Ukraine.

  2. Serhiy Melnychuk:

    I don't deny people were looting there (in eastern Ukraine).

  3. Ted Cruz:

    It is a different situation with the Middle Eastern Christians.

  4. Intesa Chief Executive Carlo Messina:

    I do not consider central and eastern Europe an important growth area.

  5. Kelly Swing:

    Eastern Ecuador is likely the most species-diverse place on the planet.

Images & Illustrations of eastern

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