east adj

see East India, proper n.

east adv

see east, n.

  1. In the direction; coming from the place; coming from the compass direction.

east n

OE 'dawn'; 'back, behind'.

  1. Direction where the sun rises; place where the sun appears.
  2. Direction from whence the Messiah will come.
  3. The compass point where the equator intersects the horizon.
  4. Orient; Asian and Middle lands such Persia, India, and China.
  5. Sun; dawn; sunrise.