East - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |iːst|  American pronunciation of the word east
Brit.  |iːst|  British pronunciation of the word east

noun

- the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees (syn: e, eastward)
- the countries of Asia (syn: orient)
- the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
- the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point
- a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city

adjective

- situated in or facing or moving toward the east

adverb

- to, toward, or in the east

Examples

The city is framed by mountain ranges to the east and west.

The wind blew from the east.

This summer has been unusually hot in the East.

Which way is east?

He turned and walked away towards the east.

To the east of the pier were miles of sandy beaches.

I don't know the east coast well.

He was born in East Jerusalem.

We drove east along Brooklyn Avenue.

a small farming community 18 miles east of Paris

Barking is seven miles to the east of London

Near (Far) East

East or West home is best. посл.

we travelled east for several miles

Settlers came to this area from the east.

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