the east

noun
variants: or the East

Definition of the east

1 : regions or countries east of a certain point
2 : the eastern part of the U.S. This summer has been unusually hot in the East.
3 : the countries of Asia (such as Japan, China, and Korea)

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“The east.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20east. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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