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eastern Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite lying toward or situated in the east
    • the eastern end of the island
  2. adjective of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States
    • the Eastern establishment
  3. adjective satellite lying in or toward the east
    easterly.
    • the east side of New York
    • eastern cities
  4. adjective relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world
    • Eastern Europe
    • the Eastern religions
  5. adjective satellite from the east; used especially of winds
    easterly.
    • an eastern wind
    • the winds are easterly
WordNet

East"ern adjective
Etymology
AS. eástern.
Definitions
  1. Situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries.
    Eastern churches first did Christ embrace. Stirling.
  2. Going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage.

Webster 1913