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East (IPA: /ˈist/)


East (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.

East (n.)

The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East; the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the East.

East (n.)

Formerly, the part of the United States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern, or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of Maryland and the Ohio River; -- usually with the definite article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent of the agriculture of the West.

East (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.

East (adv.)

Eastward.

East (v. i.)

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

East ()

Belonging to, or relating to, the East Indies.

East (n.)

A native of, or a dweller in, the East Indies.

East

One of the four cardinal directions

East

Protein-coding gene in the species Drosophila melanogaster

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Region of Cameroon

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Band

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Constituency of the European Parliament

East Synonyms

Eastern, Eastbound, Eastmost, Eastward, Eastside, Easternmost, Easterly

East Synonyms

Due East, Eastward, E

East Synonyms

Orient, East

East Synonyms

Eastern United States, East

East (Last Name / Surname)

East is the #2,843 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 12,684 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

East in Spanish is Este

Tagalog Translation

East in Tagalog is Silangan

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "it was a cardinal rule in the East not to show one's true feelings." - Anthony Burgess

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (Extended Tagline) Once upon a time in the East . . ." - Omkara

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Before the Fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's Secret Police Listened to Your Secrets." - The Lives of Others

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life." - New York City

Example Sentence (Quote)

" From north to south, from east to west." - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas


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