East is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. East is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of west and is perpendicular to north and south.
By convention, the right hand side of a map is east.
To go east using a compass for navigation, set a bearing or azimuth of 90°.
East is the direction toward which the Earth rotates about its axis, and therefore the general direction from which the Sun appears to rise.
During the Cold War, "The East" was sometimes used to refer to the Warsaw Pact and Communist China, along with other Communist nations.
Throughout history, the East has also been used by Europeans in reference to the Orient and Asian societies.
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Other articles related to "east":
... The Middle East (Arabic الشرق الأوسط, alshrq alāwsṭ Armenian Միջին Արևելք, Merdzavor Arevelk’ Azerbaijani Orta Şərq French Moyen-Orient Georgia ... The term is considered to be Eurocentric and used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East ... The largest ethnic group in the middle east are Arabs ...
... in counsel') also Raedwald or Redwald, (died around 624) was a 7th century king of East Anglia, a long-lived Anglo-Saxon kingdom which today ... He was the son of Tytila of East Anglia and a member of the Wuffingas dynasty (named after his grandfather, Wuffa), who were the first kings of the East Angles ... the Viking invasions of the 9th century destroyed the monasteries in East Anglia, where many documents would have been kept ...
... The term Levant, which first appeared in English in 1497, originally meant the East in general or "Mediterranean lands east of Italy" ... Most notably, "Orient" and its Latin source oriens meaning "east", is literally "rising", deriving from Latin orior "rise" ...
... Union County, New Jersey, and was to intersect I-78 at the east end of the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn ... a proposed extension to Interstate 95, while Interstate 278 east of I-895 was I-878 ... an unsigned designation for part of New York State Route 878, a short east–west freeway on the north edge of Kennedy Airport ...
... have survived that were written by the Anglo-Saxons in England and East Anglia has even less documentary evidence than most of the kingdoms that existed at that time ... The historian Barbara Yorke has suggested that the reason for the paucity of East Anglian sources was almost certainly the Viking expansion in the 9th century and that the monks and scribes of East Anglia produced as ... The devastation in East Anglia caused by the Vikings is thought to have destroyed all the books and charters that may have been kept there ...
Famous quotes containing the word east:
“The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.”
—Benjamin Disraeli (18041881)
“Though all the East did quake to hear
Of Alexanders dreadful name,
And all the West likewise did fear
To hear of Julius Caesars fame,”
—Robert Southwell (1561?1595)
“Senta: These boats, sir, what are they for?
Hamar: They are solar boats for Pharaoh to use after his death. Theyre the means by which Pharaoh will journey across the skies with the sun, with the god Horus. Each day they will sail from east to west, and each night Pharaoh will return to the east by the river which runs underneath the earth.”
—William Faulkner (18971962)