What is East?

  • (noun): The cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees.
    Synonyms: due east, E
    See also — Additional definitions below

East

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.

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Levant - Etymology
... 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" ...
Interstate 78 - Auxiliary Routes
... Interstate 78 in Springfield, Union County, New Jersey, and was to intersect I-78 at the east end of the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn ... to Interstate 95, while Interstate 278 east of I-895 was I-878 ... Interstate 878 is an unsigned designation for part of New York State Route 878, a short east–west freeway on the north edge of Kennedy Airport ...
Rædwald Of East Anglia
... (died around 624) was a 7th century king of East Anglia, a long-lived Anglo-Saxon kingdom which today includes the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk ... 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 ... of the 9th century destroyed the monasteries in East Anglia, where many documents would have been kept ...
Middle 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 ...
Rædwald Of East Anglia - Sources
... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "East":

  • (adv): To, toward, or in the east.
    Example: "We travelled east for several miles"
  • (noun): The countries of Asia.
    Synonyms: Orient
  • (adj): Situated in or facing or moving toward the east.
  • (noun): The region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River.
    Synonyms: eastern United States

Famous quotes containing the word east:

    The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.
    Joseph Conrad (1857–1924)

    We have heard all of our lives how, after the Civil War was over, the South went back to straighten itself out and make a living again. It was for many years a voiceless part of the government. The balance of power moved away from it—to the north and the east. The problems of the north and the east became the big problem of the country and nobody paid much attention to the economic unbalance the South had left as its only choice.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    It is the business of thought to define things, to find the boundaries; thought, indeed, is a ceaseless process of definition. It is the business of Art to give things shape. Anyone who takes no delight in the firm outline of an object, or in its essential character, has no artistic sense.... He cannot even be nourished by Art. Like Ephraim, he feeds upon the East wind, which has no boundaries.
    Vance Palmer (1885–1959)