EAST MEANING IN ENGLISH

• East Definition & Synonyms

  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. (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.
  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.) 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.
  6. (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.
  7. (a.) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral.


Synonyms:
E, Orient,

• East Indian Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A native of, or a dweller in, the East Indies.
  2. () Belonging to, or relating to, the East Indies.


• Easterling Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The smew.
  2. (n.) A native of a country eastward of another; -- used, by the English, of traders or others from the coasts of the Baltic.
  3. (a.) Relating to the money of the Easterlings, or Baltic traders. See Sterling.
  4. (n.) A piece of money coined in the east by Richard II. of England.


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