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English Dictionary: EAST by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. to, toward, or in the east; "we travelled east for several miles"; "located east of Rome"
  1. situated in or facing or moving toward the east [ant: west]
  1. the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees [syn: east, due east, eastward, E]
  2. the countries of Asia
    Synonym(s): East, Orient
  3. the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
    Synonym(s): East, eastern United States
  4. the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point
  5. a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   East \East\, a. (Eccl.)
      Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which
      contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   East \East\, n. [OE. est, east, AS. e[a0]st; akin to D. oost,
      oosten, OHG. [?]stan, G. ost, osten, Icel. austr, Sw. ost,
      Dan. [94]st, [94]sten, Lith. auszra dawn, L. aurora (for
      ausosa), Gr. [?], [?], [?], Skr. ushas; cf. Skr. ush to burn,
      L. urere. [?][?][?][?], [?][?][?]. Cf. {Aurora}, {Easter},
      1. The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at
            the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that
            one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in
            a direction at right angles to that of north and south,
            and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the
            north; the point directly opposite to the west.
                     The east began kindle.                        --E. Everett.
      2. The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries
            which lie east of Europe; the orient. In this indefinite
            sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea,
            Persia, India, China, etc.; as, the riches of the East;
            the diamonds and pearls of the East; the kings of the
                     The gorgeous East, with richest hand, Showers on her
                     kings barbaric pearl and gold.            --Milton.
      3. (U. S. Hist. and Geog.) Formerly, the part of the United
            States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern,
            or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region
            east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of
            Maryland and the Ohio River; -- usually with the definite
            article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent
            of the agriculture of the West.
      {East by north}, {East by south}, according to the notation
            of the mariner's compass, that point which lies
            11[frac14][deg] to the north or south, respectively, of
            the point due east.
      {East-northeast}, {East-southeast}, that which lies
            22[frac12][deg] to the north or south of east, or half way
            between east and northeast or southeast, respectively. See
            Illust. of {Compass}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   East \East\, a.
      Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun
      rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east
      border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows
      from the east.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   East \East\, v. i.
      To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south
      toward the east; to orientate.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   East \East\, adv.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      A {Eureka} project developing a {software engineering}

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (1.) The orient (mizrah); the rising of the sun. Thus "the east
      country" is the country lying to the east of Syria, the Elymais
      (Zech. 8:7).
         (2). Properly what is in front of one, or a country that is
      before or in front of another; the rendering of the word
      _kedem_. In pointing out the quarters, a Hebrew always looked
      with his face toward the east. The word _kedem_ is used when the
      four quarters of the world are described (Gen. 13:14; 28:14);
      and _mizrah_ when the east only is distinguished from the west
      (Josh. 11:3; Ps. 50:1; 103:12, etc.). In Gen. 25:6 "eastward" is
      literally "unto the land of kedem;" i.e., the lands lying east
      of Palestine, namely, Arabia, Mesopotamia, etc.
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