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east

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adverb \ˈēst\

Simple Definition of east

  • : to or toward the east

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of east

  1. :  to, toward, or in the east

Origin and Etymology 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


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east

adjective

Simple Definition of east

  • : lying toward or at the east

  • : coming from the east

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of east

  1. 1 :  situated toward or at the east <an east window>

  2. 2 :  coming from the east <an east wind>

Examples of east in a sentence

  1. the east side of town



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of east

before 12th century


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east

noun

Definition of east

  1. 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. 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. 3 :  the altar end of a church

  4. 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 in a sentence

  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.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of east

before 12th century

Rhymes with east

beast, feast, fleeced, least, piste, priest, reest, triste, yeast



EAST Defined for Kids

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east

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noun \ˈēst\

Definition of east for Students

  1. 1 :  the direction of sunrise :  the compass point opposite to west

  2. 2 cap :  regions or countries east of a certain point




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east

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adjective

Definition of east for Students

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




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east

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adverb

Definition of east for Students

  1. :  to or toward the east <traveled east>




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