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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Some articles on east:

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 ...
Interstate 78 - Auxiliary Routes
... 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 ... 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 - 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 ... 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 ... 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
... 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 ... scarce, primarily because the Viking invasions of the 9th century destroyed the monasteries in East Anglia, where many documents would have been kept ...
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" ...

More definitions of "east":

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

Famous quotes containing the word east:

    Richard. Give me a calendar.
    Who saw the sun today?
    Ratcliffe. Not I, my lord.
    Richard. Then he disdains to shine, for by the book
    He should have braved the east an hour ago.
    A black day will it be to somebody.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    We might as easily reprove the east wind, or the frost, as a political party, whose members, for the most part, could give no account of their position, but stand for the defence of those interests in which they find themselves.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The East knew and to the present day knows only that One is Free; the Greek and the Roman world, that some are free; the German World knows that All are free. The first political form therefore which we observe in History, is Despotism, the second Democracy and Aristocracy, the third, Monarchy.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)