the Far East

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Far East

: the countries of eastern and southeastern Asia (such as China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Vietnam)

Word by Word Definitions

far play
  1. : at or to a considerable distance in space

  2. : to a great extent : much

  3. : by a broad interval : widely

  1. : remote in space

  2. : distinctly different in quality or relationship

  3. : remote in time

east play
  1. : to, toward, or in the east

  1. : situated toward or at the east

  2. : coming from the east

  1. : the general direction of sunrise : the direction toward the right of one facing north

  2. : the compass point directly opposite to west

  3. : regions lying to the east of a specified or implied point of orientation


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