WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
east /ist/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable; usually: the + ~]
  1. Geography, Nautical, Naval Termsone of the four points of the compass, 90° to the right of north.Abbr: E
  2. Geographythe direction in which this point lies.
  3. [usually: East] a region or territory situated in this direction.

adj. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsdirected or proceeding toward the east:an east window.
  2. Naval Termscoming from the east.
  3. lying toward or situated in the east.

adv. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsto, toward, or in the east:heading east.
east•er•ly, adj., adv. 
east•ward /ˈistwɚd/USA pronunciation  adj., adv. 
east•wards, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
east  (ēst),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Geography, Nautical, Naval Termsa cardinal point of the compass, 90° to the right of north. Abbr: E
  2. Geographythe direction in which this point lies.
  3. (usually cap.) a quarter or territory situated in this direction.
  4. Place Namesthe East: 
    • the parts of Asia collectively lying east of Europe and including Asia Minor, Syria, Arabia, India, China, etc.;
      the Orient.
    • the Far East.
    • Government(formerly) the Soviet Union and its allies.
    • the part of the U.S. east of the Mississippi River.
    • the part of the U.S. east of the Allegheny Mountains.
    • New England.
    • , Ancient History, World History[Ancient and Medieval Hist.]the Eastern Roman Empire.

adj. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsdirected or proceeding toward the east.
  2. Naval Termscoming from the east:an east wind.
  3. lying toward or situated in the east:the east side.
  4. Religion[Eccles.]being at the end of the church where the high altar is:an east window.

adv. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsto, toward, or in the east:an island located east of Sumatra; He went east.
eastness, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English est, Old English ēast; cognate with German ost, Old Norse austr; akin to Latin aurōra, Greek aúōs (dialect, dialectal variant of ēó̄s, héōs) dawn. See Easter

East., 
  • eastern.
  • Also,  east. 

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    eastwards /ˈiːstwədz/, eastward adv
    1. towards the east



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