eastern

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adjective east·ern \ˈē-stərn\

Definition of eastern

  1. 1 capitalized :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a region conventionally designated East

  2. 2 capitalized a :  of, relating to, or being the Christian churches originating in the church of the Eastern Roman Empireb :  eastern orthodox

  3. 3a :  lying toward the eastb :  coming from the east an eastern wind

easternmost

play \ˈē-stərn-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of eastern in a sentence

  1. They live in the eastern part of the state.

  2. the eastern shore of the river

Origin and Etymology 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


EASTERN Defined for English Language Learners

eastern

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adjective east·ern \ˈē-stərn\

Definition of eastern for English Language Learners

  • : located toward the east

  • Eastern : of or relating to the countries of Asia


EASTERN Defined for Kids

eastern

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adjective east·ern \ˈē-stərn\

Definition of eastern for Students

  1. 1 :  lying toward or coming from the east

  2. 2 often cap :  of, relating to, or like that of the East


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