What is East?

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


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
... County, New Jersey, and was to intersect I-78 at the east end of the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn ... extension to Interstate 95, while Interstate 278 east of I-895 was I-878 ... for part of New York State Route 878, a short east–west freeway on the north edge of Kennedy Airport ...
Rædwald Of East Anglia - Sources
... Few sources 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 ... 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 ... 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
... 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 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 ... and used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East ... The largest ethnic group in the middle east are Arabs ...
Levant - Etymology
... 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" ...

More definitions of "East":

  • (adj): Situated in or facing or moving toward the east.
  • (adv): To, toward, or in the east.
    Example: "We travelled east for several miles"
  • (noun): The countries of Asia.
    Synonyms: Orient
  • (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:

    Once did She hold the gorgeous East in fee;
    And was the safeguard of the West:
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
    From North and from South, come the pilgrim and guest,
    When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
    The old broken links of affection restored,
    When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
    And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
    What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye?
    What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

    The Indians knew that life was equated with the earth and its resources, that America was a paradise, and they could not comprehend why the intruders from the East were determined to destroy all that was Indian as well as America itself.
    Dee Brown (b. 1908)