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- One of the four principal compass points, specifically 90°, conventionally directed to the right on maps; the direction of the rising sun at an equinox.
- 1895: Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure — In a few hours the birds come to it from all points of the compass – east, west, north, and south...
Adjectiveeast (not comparable)
- Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.
- (meteorology) wind from the east
- Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.
- From the East; oriental.
- (situated or lying in or towards the east): eastward
- (meteorology: wind from the east): easterly
- (of or pertaining to the east): eastern
- (from the East): oriental
- (situated or lying in or towards the east): westward
- (meteorology: wind from the east): westerly
- (of or pertaining to the east): western
Adverbeast (not comparable)
- (towards the east): eastwards
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- Basque: sortialdeko, ekialdeko
- Estonian: idapoolne, ida-, Ida-
- Interlingua: del est, oriental
- Spanish: oriental m. & f., (con) rumbo este, (con) rumbo al este/oriente, hacia el este/oriente, hacia oriente, al este/oriente.
From Proto-Germanic *austam from Proto-Indo-European *aus- (“‘eastern’”). Cognate with Old Frisian āst, Old Saxon ost, Dutch oost, Old High German ōst, German Osten, Old Norse austr The IE root is also the source of Latin auster (“‘southerly’”), Latvian austrumi (“‘easterly’”), Proto-Slavic *utro.
- IPA: /æ:ast/
- the east
- from the east
- towards the east
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