What does eastern mean?

Definitions for eastern
ˈi stərneast·ern

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word eastern.

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?

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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. Elisabeth Hildebrand:

    In a certain sense, these early herders formed the first civilization of Eastern Africa with elaborate individual and community practices. In today's time of climate change and economic instability, we can all take a very important lesson from eastern Africa's first herders : Facing an equally challenging situation, they responded by coming together and strengthening their community.

  2. Dan Fuss:

    Anything can happen between now and September, there's outside factors to consider such as China, Greece, the Middle East and eastern Europe.

  3. Jeff Davidson:

    How many times in the last year have you gotten up before the sun makes its way over that distant eastern horizon and witnessed the actual dawning of a new day? It is illuminating. It is inspiring. It is breathtaking.

  4. Eileen Lainez:

    Russia continues to supply lethal weapons, training and command and control support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine, in blatant violation of Moscow's Minsk commitments and Ukraine's sovereignty.

  5. Didier Drogba:

    In the second half, we played with more rhythm and created more chances, we’re top of Eastern Conference and we have to show more ambition on the road. This win does us a lot of good.

Images & Illustrations of eastern

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