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eastern

adjective east·ern \ˈē-stərn\

: located toward the east

Eastern : of or relating to the countries of Asia

Full Definition of EASTERN

1
capitalized :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated East
2
capitalized
a :  of, relating to, or being the Christian churches originating in the church of the Eastern Roman Empire
b :  eastern orthodox
3
a :  lying toward the east
b :  coming from the east <an eastern wind>
east·ern·most \-ˌmōst\ adjective
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Examples of EASTERN

  1. They live in the eastern part of the state.
  2. the eastern shore of the river

Origin of EASTERN

Middle English estern, from Old English ēasterne; akin to Old High German ōstrōni eastern, Old English ēast east
First Known Use: before 12th century
EASTERNMOST Defined for Kids

eastern

adjective east·ern \ˈē-stərn\

Definition of EASTERN for Kids

1
:  lying toward or coming from the east
2
often cap :  of, relating to, or like that of the East

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