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 ... 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 ...
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" ...
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 ... 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 ... invasions of the 9th century destroyed the monasteries in East Anglia, where many documents would have been kept ...
Interstate 78 - Auxiliary Routes
... Union County, New Jersey, and was to intersect I-78 at the east end of the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn ... along Interstate 895 and a proposed extension 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 ... 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"
  • (adj): Situated in or facing or moving toward the east.
  • (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:

    I’ th’ East my pleasure lies.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the north- east side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire. I thus warmed myself by the still glowing embers which the summer, like a departed hunter, had left.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)