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1east

adverb \ˈēst\

: to or toward the east

Full Definition of EAST

:  to, toward, or in the east
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Origin of EAST

Middle English est, from Old English ēast; akin to Old High German ōstar to the east, Latin aurora dawn, Greek ēōs, heōs
First Known Use: before 12th century

2east

adjective

: lying toward or at the east

: coming from the east

Full Definition of EAST

1
:  situated toward or at the east <an east window>
2
:  coming from the east <an east wind>

Examples of EAST

  1. the east side of town

First Known Use of EAST

before 12th century

3east

noun

Definition of EAST

1
a :  the general direction of sunrise :  the direction toward the right of one facing north
b :  the compass point directly opposite to west
2
capitalized
a :  regions lying to the east of a specified or implied point of orientation
b :  regions having a culture derived from ancient non-European especially Asian areas
3
:  the altar end of a church
4
often capitalized
a :  the one of four positions at 90-degree intervals that lies to the east or at the right of a diagram
b :  a person (as a bridge player) occupying this position in the course of a specified activity

Examples of EAST

  1. The city is framed by mountain ranges to the east and west.
  2. The wind blew from the east.
  3. This summer has been unusually hot in the East.

First Known Use of EAST

before 12th century
EAST Defined for Kids

1east

noun \ˈēst\

Definition of EAST for Kids

1
:  the direction of sunrise :  the compass point opposite to west
2
cap :  regions or countries east of a certain point

2east

adjective

Definition of EAST for Kids

:  placed toward, facing, or coming from the east <the east end> <an east wind>

3east

adverb

Definition of EAST for Kids

:  to or toward the east <traveled east>
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