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Definition of East

East

  1. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the north; the point directly opposite to the west.
  2. The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East; the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the East.
  3. Formerly, the part of the United States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern, or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of Maryland and the Ohio River; -- usually with the definite article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent of the agriculture of the West.
  4. Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east.
  5. Eastward.
  6. To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.
  7. Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral.

East Quotations

One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.
Albert Einstein

I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.
Mahatma Gandhi

I have been influenced in my thinking by both west and east.
Nelson Mandela

Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
Groucho Marx

I didn't grow up in one place, so I never had a certain mentality. I have some aspects of growing up in Texas, but I also have a lot of East Coast family. I would have loved to grow up on the East Coast.
Debby Ryan
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East Translations

east in Afrikaans is ooste
east in Afrikaans is ooste
east in Dutch is oosten
east in French is orient
east in French is est, orient
east in French is est
east in German is Osten, Osten
east in Hungarian is kelet
east in Italian is est
east in Italian is est
east in Portuguese is leste
east in Portuguese is leste
east in Portuguese is Do leste
east in Spanish is este
east in Spanish is este

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