Definition of East

1. Noun. The cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees.

Exact synonyms: Due East, E, Eastward
Generic synonyms: Cardinal Compass Point

2. Adjective. Situated in or facing or moving toward the east.

3. Adverb. To, toward, or in the east. "Located east of Rome"

4. Noun. The countries of Asia.
Exact synonyms: Orient
Generic synonyms: Asia
Terms within: Far East
Attributes: Eastern
Derivative terms: Oriental

5. Noun. The region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River.

6. Noun. The direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point.
Generic synonyms: Direction

7. Noun. A location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city.
Generic synonyms: Location

Definition of East

1. n. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the north; the point directly opposite to the west.

2. a. Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east.

3. adv. Eastward.

4. v. i. To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.

5. a. Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral.

Definition of East

1. Proper noun. (''personification'') The wind from the east. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Eastern world; the regions, primarily situated in the Eastern Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from India or China. ¹

3. Proper noun. The Eastern bloc; the eastern countries of Europe. ¹

4. Proper noun. The eastern states of the United States. ¹

5. Proper noun. The eastern part of any region. ¹

6. Noun. One of the four principal compass points, specifically 90°, conventionally directed to the right on maps; the direction of the rising sun at an equinox. ¹

7. Adjective. Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward. ¹

8. Adjective. (meteorology) wind from the east ¹

9. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the east; eastern. ¹

10. Adjective. From the East; oriental. ¹

11. Adverb. towards the east; eastwards ¹

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Definition of East

1. a cardinal point of the compass [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of East

East-West engine
East-West engines
East Africa
East African
East African sleeping sickness
East African trypanosomiasis
East Africans
East Asia
East Asian
East Asians
East Berlin

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