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Meaning of EAST

Pronunciation:  eest

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River
  2. [n]  the countries of Asia
  3. [n]  the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
  4. [adv]  to, toward, or in the east; "we travelled east for several miles"
  5. [adj]  situated in or facing or moving toward the east

EAST is a 4 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: due east, E, eastbound, easterly, eastern, eastern United States, easternmost, eastmost, eastside, eastward, orient
 Antonyms: west
 See Also: Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains, America, Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians, Asia, cardinal compass point, Far East, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, Northeast, northeastern United States, Potomac, Potomac River, Southeast, southeastern United States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \East\, n. [OE. est, east, AS. e['a]st; akin to D. oost,
    oosten, OHG. ?stan, G. ost, osten, Icel. austr, Sw. ost, Dan.
    ["o]st, ["o]sten, Lith. auszra dawn, L. aurora (for ausosa),
    Gr. ?, ?, ?, Skr. ushas; cf. Skr. ush to burn, L. urere.
    ????, ???. Cf. {Aurora}, {Easter}, {Sterling}.]
    1. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at
       the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that
       one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in
       a direction at right angles to that of north and south,
       and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the
       north; the point directly opposite to the west.
             The east began kindle.                --E. Everett.
    2. The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries
       which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite
       sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea,
       Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East;
       the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the
             The gorgeous East, with richest hand, Showers on her
             kings barbaric pearl and gold.        --Milton.
    3. (U. S. Hist. and Geog.) Formerly, the part of the United
       States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern,
       or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region
       east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of
       Maryland and the Ohio River; -- usually with the definite
       article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent
       of the agriculture of the West.
    {East by north}, {East by south}, according to the notation
       of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 111/4[deg]
       to the north or south, respectively, of the point due
    {East-northeast}, {East-southeast}, that which lies
       221/2[deg] to the north or south of east, or half way
       between east and northeast or southeast, respectively. See
       Illust. of {Compass}.
  2. \East\, a.
    Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun
    rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east
    border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows
    from the east.
  3. \East\, adv.
  4. \East\, v. i.
    To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south
    toward the east; to orientate.
  5. \East\, a. (Eccl.)
    Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which
    contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a
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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are headed east, represents inner wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. You need to devote or dedicate yourself to your goals, family, career, etc. The direction east also symbolizes the sun. Since east is related to the direction right, it can suggest that you are headed in the right direction.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) The orient (mizrah); the rising of the sun. Thus "the east country" is the country lying to the east of Syria, the Elymais (Zech. 8:7).

(2). Properly what is in front of one, or a country that is before or in front of another; the rendering of the word _kedem_. In pointing out the quarters, a Hebrew always looked with his face toward the east. The word _kedem_ is used when the four quarters of the world are described (Gen. 13:14; 28:14); and _mizrah_ when the east only is distinguished from the west (Josh. 11:3; Ps. 50:1; 103:12, etc.). In Gen. 25:6 "eastward" is literally "unto the land of kedem;" i.e., the lands lying east of Palestine, namely, Arabia, Mesopotamia, etc.

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