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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old English ēast.

Noun

Singular
east

Plural
-

east (-)
  1. 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...

Translations

Adjective

east (not comparable)

Positive
east

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.
  2. (meteorology) wind from the east
  3. Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.
  4. From the East; oriental.

Synonyms

  • (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

Antonyms

  • (situated or lying in or towards the east): westward
  • (meteorology: wind from the east): westerly
  • (of or pertaining to the east): western

Translations

Adverb

east (not comparable)

Positive
east

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. towards the east; eastwards

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Old English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /æ:ast/

Noun

ēast m.

  1. the east

Adjective

ēast

  1. eastern, easterly

Adverb

ēast

  1. from the east
  2. towards the east

West Frisian

Noun

east

  1. east

Adjective

east

  1. east, eastern, easterly

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