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Definition east

Etymology

From Middle English est, from Old English ēast, from Proto-Germanic *austrą, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews-.

Compare West Frisian east, Dutch oost, German Ost, Norwegian Nynorsk aust, Swedish öst.

Noun

east (countable and uncountable, plural easts)

  1. One of the four principal compass points, specifically 90°, conventionally directed to the right on maps; the direction of the rising sun at an equinox. Abbreviated as E.

Adjective

east (not comparable)

  1. Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.
  2. (meteorology) wind from the east
  3. Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.
  4. From the East; oriental.
  5. (ecclesiastical) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel.

Adverb

east (not comparable)

  1. towards the east; eastwards

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