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.

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. earnest, Earnest

  2. sterane

  3. nearest

  4. estrane

  5. Earnest

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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. Becky Gerritson:

    We should not be spending taxpayer money, resources and time teaching children Eastern spiritual practices.

  2. Joe Courtney:

    I've got a lot of confidence in my treating doctor and in my team — our work for eastern Connecticut will continue as always, and I'll keep performing my duties in a safe, remote fashion while isolated at my home.

  3. Phil Klotzbach:

    The primary reasons why we're going above average is the low likelihood of a significant El Niño event and the relative warmth in the tropical( Atlantic) but especially the subtropical eastern Atlantic.

  4. Intesa Chief Executive Carlo Messina:

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

  5. Jonathan McDowell:

    So to recap, the best guess window is now 2300 to 0900 UTC, or 7pm to 5am US Eastern time - it'll be all over by the morning.

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