HyperDic: east

English > 7 senses of the word east / East:
ADVERBalleastto, toward, or in the east
ADJECTIVEalleastsituated in or facing or moving toward the east
NOUNrelationeast, due east, eastward, Ethe cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
locationEast, Orientthe countries of Asia
locationEast, eastern United Statesthe region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
relationeastthe direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point
locationeasta location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city
east / East > pronunciation
Soundsiy'st
Rhymesbeast ... yeast: 17 rhymes with iyst...
English > east: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsituated in or facing or moving toward the east.
Narrowereastbound, eastwardMoving toward the east
easterly, easternFrom the east
easterly, easternlying in or toward the east
easternlying toward or situated in the east
easternmost, eastmostfarthest to the east
eastsideOf the eastern part of a city e.g. Manhattan
Oppositewestsituated in or facing or moving toward the west
Spanishdel este, oriental
Catalandel est, oriental
Adverbseasterlyfrom the east
English > east: 7 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningThe cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees.
Synonymsdue east, eastward, E
Broadercardinal compass pointOne of the four main compass points
Spanisheste, levante, oriente
Catalanest
English > East: 7 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe countries of Asia.
SynonymOrient
Instance ofAsiaThe nations of the Asian continent collectively
AttributeseasternRelating to or characteristic of regions / regions of eastern parts of the world
PartsFar EastA popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
SpanishOriente, oriente
CatalanOrient
English > East: 7 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningThe region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River.
Synonymeastern United States
Instance ofgeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
AttributeseasternOf or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States
Part ofUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
PartsAppalachians, Appalachian MountainsA mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico
East CoastThe eastern seaboard of the United States (especially the strip between Boston and Washington D.C.)
Northeast, northeastern United StatesThe northeastern region of the United States
Southeast, southeastern United StatesThe southeastern region of the United States
English > east: 7 senses > noun 4, relation
MeaningThe direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point.
BroaderdirectionThe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
English > east: 7 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city.
BroaderlocationA point or extent in space
English > east: 7 senses > adverb 1
MeaningTo, toward, or in the east.
Examples
  • "we travelled east for several miles"
  • "located east of Rome"

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