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east

East is a 4 letter word which starts with the letter E and ends with the letter T for which we found 5 definitions.

Definition
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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 East.
(n.) 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.
(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.
(adv.) Eastward.

Syllable Information

The word east is a 4 letter word that has 1 syllable . The syllable division for east is: east



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