What is east?

  • (noun): The region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River.
    Synonyms: eastern United States
    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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Interstate 78 - Auxiliary Routes
... 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 ... of New York State Route 878, a short east–west freeway on the north edge of Kennedy Airport ...
Levant - Etymology
... 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" ...
Middle East
... The Middle East (Arabic الشرق الأوسط, alshrq alāwsṭ Armenian Միջին Արևելք, Merdzavor Arevelk’ Azerbaijani Orta Şərq French Moyen-Orient Georgia ... 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
... 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 ... 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 work as those living in other parts of ... 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
... also Raedwald 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 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 ... are scarce, primarily because the Viking invasions of the 9th century destroyed the monasteries in East Anglia, where many documents would have been kept ...

More definitions of "east":

  • (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.
  • (noun): The cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees.
    Synonyms: due east, E

Famous quotes containing the word east:

    The very nursery tales of this generation were the nursery tales of primeval races. They migrate from east to west, and again from west to east; now expanded into the “tale divine” of bards, now shrunk into a popular rhyme.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Sublime tobacco! which from east to west
    Cheers the tar’s labour or the Turkman’s rest.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The East is marvellously interesting for tracing our steps back. But for going forward, it is nothing. All it can hope for is to be fertilised by Europe, so that it can start on a new phase.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)