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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Middle East
... The Middle East (Arabic الشرق الأوسط, alshrq alāwsṭ Armenian Միջին Արևելք, Merdzavor Arevelk’ Azerbaijani Orta Şərq French Moyen-Orient Georgia ... 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 ...
Interstate 78 - Auxiliary Routes
... to Interstate 78 in Springfield, Union County, New Jersey, and was to intersect I-78 at the east end of the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn ... I-278 ran along Interstate 895 and a proposed extension 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 ...
Levant - Etymology
... 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" ...
Rædwald Of East Anglia - Sources
... 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 ... 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 much ... 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 ...
Rædwald Of East Anglia
... or Redwald, (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 ... 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 9th century destroyed the monasteries in East Anglia, where many documents would have been kept ...

More definitions of "east":

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

Famous quotes containing the word east:

    Though all the East did quake to hear
    Of Alexander’s dreadful name,
    And all the West likewise did fear
    To hear of Julius Caesar’s fame,
    Robert Southwell (1561?–1595)

    My impression about the Panama Canal is that the great revolution it is going to introduce in the trade of the world is in the trade between the east and the west coast of the United States.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    An inexperienced heraldist resembles a medieval traveler who brings back from the East the faunal fantasies influenced by the domestic bestiary he possessed all along rather than by the results of direct zoological exploration.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)