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"

Wiktionary

  1. eastern(Adjective)

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

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

  2. eastern(Adjective)

    blowing from the east; easterly

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

  3. eastern(Adjective)

    oriental

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [AS. estern.]

  2. Eastern(adj)

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

    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. earnest, Earnest

  2. sterane

  3. nearest

  4. estrane

  5. Earnest

How to pronounce eastern?

  1. Alex
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How to say eastern in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Tom Peters:

    Five daily newspapers arrive in my California driveway. The New York times and the Wall Street Journal are supplemented by three local papers. As for magazines, I read, or at least skim, Business Week, Forbes, The Economist, INC; Industry Week, Fortune. Other subscriptions include Sales and Marketing Management, Modern Health Care, Progressive Grocer, High Tech Business, and Slaon Management Review from MIT. I religiously read Business Tokyo, Asia Week, and Far Eastern Economic Review. I glance at Newsweek and Time ... but I devour the New Republic, Policy Review, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Monthly, and Public Interest. How about books? A dozen or more each month.

  2. Gordon Hayward:

    Its going to take everything Eastern Conference runner-ups have, thats why its good Eastern Conference runner-ups finished this series. Eastern Conference runner-ups can rest up, prepare, and have some extra time.

  3. Premier Li Keqiang as saying:

    This is associated with changes in our resources, sluggish external demand and business environment, we should guide some of them to move from eastern coastal areas to the central, western and northeastern regions.

  4. Ed Royce:

    The impact that is having in terms of the effect on the democratic process there (in Eastern Europe) is very concerning, indeed, worldwide Russian efforts in this regard need to be effectively countered, and it's been many years since we've done anything effective.

  5. Intesa Chief Executive Carlo Messina:

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

Images & Illustrations of eastern

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