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back East
▪ He was born in Utah but went to college back East.
East Coast
East End
Far East
Middle East
Near East
▪ Ancient Near Eastern literature
the east/west etc side
▪ The shop was on the west side of Culver Street.
the east/west/north/south coast
▪ We stayed on the south coast of the island.
▪ Plans are also in hand to extend the railway to Beckton in the far east.
▪ The concert stage spans the width of the room at the far east end.
▪ Some crossed the island chain through Sumatra, Java and as far east as Bali.
▪ In fifth-century sources their territory is described as stretching as far east as the Elbe.
▪ Then, in 1875, the Somerset Railroad arrived, snaking into town along the east bank of the Kennebec River.
▪ They kept as close as they could to the east bank of the stream and held generally towards the north.
▪ The steep east bank may be descended, with care, for a more comprehensive view.
▪ Cross over to the east bank, and on the way, look right.
▪ The rising ocean and the frequent storms would also endanger freshwater resources all along the east coast without large-scale sea defences.
▪ Such reversals, which may last for a period of several years, have been observed on the east coast.
▪ It is hard to believe that Joan and I have now been staying on the east coast for six months.
▪ The east coast main line has been electrified, according to figures provided by the Minister, at a cost of £470 million.
▪ The east coast of Britain has notably less rainfall than the country's average.
▪ Similar -incidents took place in Toamasina, a stronghold of the President on the east coast.
▪ Work has so far concentrated on the east end.
▪ Merchants on the east end, near College Avenue, are also rolling up their sleeves.
▪ James, a shopping center, is at the east end of Princes Street.
▪ A showroom was opened at the east end of Westminster bridge.
▪ A path has now been built under the arch of the bridge at the east end of Glasgow Green.
▪ Altars were once more to be railed off at the east end of parish churches.
▪ At the west end is a beautiful pointed window, and at the east end three lancet windows.
▪ The Tellsplatte lies at the base of the Axenberg mount, part of the precipitous east face of the Urner See.
▪ That afternoon we made a laborious but uneventful descent down the north east face and retrieved our skis.
▪ The climb tackles the east face of the cliff's most imposing feature, the Monkey Face.
▪ This the best known for the crack lines on its east face.
▪ And there are neighbouring glens on the east side of the watershed, also lovely and deserving of special mention.
▪ Without stopping to get his bearings, he began walking up Broadway along the east side of the street.
▪ The mountains cause it to drop its rain on the east side of the island until January.
▪ The wind lay down and the sun got higher, chrome-plating the east side of the deep green swells.
▪ Two roads leave the north end of the village, both on the east side of the river.
▪ In her loneliness Eleanor found no comfort in the geography of New York's lower east side.
▪ The Titford girls were on the east side of the street, on the right-hand side going down from Badcox.
▪ Equally, stagnation in the housing market has been most severely felt in the south east.
▪ Like most of the rest of the south east, it's now a satellite commuter dormitory of London.
▪ Analysis of secondary schools in the south east revealed a minority were responsible for the majority of all exclusions in the area.
▪ And the south east is now the third worst region for arrears.
▪ Laura McCaffrey Action update Orienteering in the south east September 14-15.
▪ For the winner of the Benson &038; Hedges Cup, the suggestion lies in the south east.
▪ Kind skies and balmy breezes instead of the cutting east wind off the marshes.
▪ Or was it the east wind blowing in through the open bell tower with renewed force?
▪ It was cold, with an east wind blowing from the sea, and it was getting dark.
▪ It was December and a bitterly cold east wind was blowing.
▪ I adjusted the sail at forty-five degrees to the east wind, and walked south.
▪ And with an east wind behind them they could not abruptly halt.
▪ These stones were removed when this monument was demolished and built in steps in the east wing of the villa.
▪ In the plans, the east wing next to SuperTarget carried a sign with the Gordmans logo.
▪ In the east wing of the hospital there was a linen store that was never used after about nine-thirty in the morning.
▪ She was found by the caretaker, whimpering and exhausted on the ground floor of the east wing.
▪ Somewhere behind the east wing of the castle glass shattered.
▪ Olive steadfastly refused to move from the Hall, retreating gradually into the east wing as the rest deteriorated.
▪ In re-planning the east wing galleries, built in 1928-32, great efforts have been made to respect their dignified classical architecture.
▪ For the winner of the Benson &038; Hedges Cup, the suggestion lies in the south east.
▪ Fellows Pond lies to the east.
▪ The Crumbles lay to the east of the city.
due north/south/east/west
▪ At noon, the storm was 150 miles due east of New York City.
▪ As we were heading due north, we would remain to the right, or east, of that squiggle.
▪ Beehive, another sulfide edifice, is a five-minute submersible ride due west of Moose.
▪ Fort William is due north of Glasgow but the Ben Nevis range effectively barred a direct course for the line.
▪ Jouctas is also clearly seen, to due south, from the ancient harbor of Knossos.
▪ The direction is there, she said when she came down, and she pointed due west.
▪ The main track on which they were travelling led due west for a while and then turned slightly north.
▪ The road into Mountain Province, due east of Tamarong, zigzagged along a sharp ridge high above the rice terraces.
▪ This he grew long and combed up, due north.
the East
▪ American relations with the East were at their worst in the late 1950s.
▪ She was born in the East, somewhere in New Jersey, but now lives in California.
▪ The martial arts originated in the East.
the East Coast
the East End
the Far East
the Middle East
the Near East
▪ It is light turquoise in the east, grading to deep, dark, brilliant blue in the west.
▪ The Knights Panther trace their origins to the wars against Araby when returning crusaders brought back outlandish animals from the east.
▪ Violent incidents in east Incidents of serious violence continued in ethnically mixed eastern areas.
▪ We sailed down the east coast of the island.
▪ Anyway, I drove east with a picture in my head.
▪ We land on fresh lava and first drive east to the contact between new and old lava.
▪ Well-heeled retirees bound for Miami, with reservations in the sleeper car, went east along the fence.
▪ The ever-energetic Merola went east prowling for stars.
▪ If the limousine went east, to Lake Shore Drive, it would go through part of the black ghetto.
▪ But it used to be that when you went East, you knew it was going to be physical, so tough.
▪ I figured from my vantage point that the pretty women went west, and the smart ones went east.
▪ I head east from Anamosa, feeling too shitty to even pretend otherwise.
Head east on Interstate 10 to just past Tucson, then south on Arizona 83 to Sonoita.
▪ In mid-afternoon Charlie Company saddled up and headed east toward the sea.
▪ Go east on I-80 to Omaha.
▪ The apartment faces east.
▪ He lived on the homestead only a short time, then went back east.
▪ Nearly 300 congregants -- a virtual rainbow coalition -- are gathered in impermanent rented quarters a mile east of Beverly Hills.
▪ One by one, those around her also decided to go back east.
▪ The Midwest really begins just east of Berkeley.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

East \East\, a.

  1. 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.

  2. (Eccl.) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral.


East \East\ ([=e]st), n. [OE. est, east, AS. e['a]st; akin to D. oost, oosten, OHG. [=o]stan, G. ost, osten, Icel. austr, Sw. ost, Dan. ["o]st, ["o]sten, Lith. auszra dawn, L. aurora (for ausosa), Gr. 'hw`s, "e`os, 'a`yws, Skr. ushas; cf. Skr. ush to burn, L. urere. [root]149, 288. Cf. Aurora, Easter, Sterling.]

  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 East.

    The gorgeous East, with richest hand, Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold.

  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 111/4[deg] to the north or south, respectively, of the point due east.

    East-northeast, East-southeast, that which lies 221/2[deg] to the north or south of east, or half way between east and northeast or southeast, respectively. See Illust. of Compass.


East \East\, adv. Eastward.


East \East\, v. i. To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English east, eastan (adj., adv.) "east, easterly, eastward;" easte (n.), from Proto-Germanic *aust- "east," literally "toward the sunrise" (cognates: Old Frisian ast "east," aster "eastward," Dutch oost Old Saxon ost, Old High German ostan, German Ost, Old Norse austr "from the east"), from PIE *aus- (1) "to shine," especially of the dawn (cognates: Sanskrit ushas "dawn;" Greek aurion "morning;" Old Irish usah, Lithuanian auszra "dawn;" Latin aurora "dawn," auster "south;" see aurora). The east is the direction in which dawn breaks. For theory of shift in the geographical sense in Latin, see Australia.\n

\nAs one of the four cardinal points of the compass, from c.1200. Meaning "the eastern part of the world" (from Europe) is from c.1300. Cold War use of East for "communist states" first recorded 1951. French est, Spanish este are borrowings from Middle English, originally nautical. The east wind in Biblical Palestine was scorching and destructive (as in Ezek. xvii:10); in New England it is bleak, wet, unhealthful. East End of London so called by 1846; East Side of Manhattan so called from 1871; East Indies (India and Southeast Asia) so called 1590s to distinguish them from the West Indies.


a. 1 Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward. 2 (context meteorology English) wind from the east 3 Of or pertaining to the east; eastern. 4 From the East; oriental. 5 (cx ecclesiastical English) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel. adv. towards the east; eastwards n. 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.


adj. situated in or facing or moving toward the east [ant: west]


adv. to, toward, or in the east; "we travelled east for several miles"

  1. n. the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees [syn: due east, E]

  2. the countries of Asia [syn: Orient]

  3. the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River [syn: eastern United States]


East is one of the four cardinal directions or points of the compass. It is the opposite direction from west.

East (disambiguation)

East is a cardinal direction or compass point.

East, EAST, or The East may also refer to:

East (European Parliament constituency)

East was a constituency of the European Parliament in Ireland. It elected 3 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

East (album)

East was the third studio album by Australian pub rock band Cold Chisel, released in June 1980. The album peaked at No. 2 and spent 63 weeks on the national chart. It was the biggest-selling Australian album release of the year. It was the only Cold Chisel album to chart in America, reaching 171 on the Billboard 200. It also reached number 32 on the New Zealand charts.

East (Ego Likeness)

East is the fourth EP by darkwave band Ego Likeness. It was the final Compass EP to be released, marking the end of the series. The EP had a limited pressing of 300 copies and was independently released on July 3, 2012 through the band's official website.

East (The Walking Dead)

"East" is the fifteenth and penultimate episode of the sixth season and the 82nd episode overall of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, which aired on AMC on March 27, 2016.

East (novel)

East (also known as North Child in the UK and Australia) is a 2003 novel by the author Edith Pattou. It is an adaptation of an old Norwegian folk tale entitled " East of the Sun and West of the Moon" and is an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. The novel is written in a style similar to that of Brian Jacques, including the use of a change in point of view in each chapter.

As of 2016, Pattou is currently working on West, the sequel to East, that will continue Rose and the White Bear's story, nine years after the end of East.

East (play)

East is a 1975 verse play by Steven Berkoff, dealing with growing up and rites of passage in London's rough East End.

The play was premiered at the Edinburgh Festival at the Traverse in 1975.

The 25th anniversary production, produced by Steven Berkoff's East Productions and Marc Sinden and starring Tanya Franks, started at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley. The tour included the Edinburgh Festival (winning the Stage Award for Best Ensemble work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and the Théâtre de Silvia Monfort, Paris. It opened at London's Vaudeville Theatre on 15 September 1999 where the DVD of the production was filmed in front of a live audience.

East (surname)

East is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Angela East, British cellist
  • Bobby East (born 1984), American racing driver
  • Danny East (born 1991), English footballer
  • David East, British rugby union official
  • David East (artist), American artist
  • Elyssa East, American writer
  • Guy East, British film producer
  • Jamie East (born 1974), English television presenter
  • Jeff East (born 1957), American actor
  • John Porter East, US Senator
  • Katherine East, Canadian-British actress
  • Kevin East (born 1971), American soccer player
  • May East, Brazilian musician
  • Michael East (composer) (c. 1580–1648), English organist and composer
  • Michael East (athlete) (born 1978), English middle distance runner
  • Morris East (born 1973), Filipino boxer
  • Nathan East (born 1955), American musician
  • Paul East (born 1946), New Zealand politician
  • Ray East (born 1947), English cricketer
  • Robert East (actor) (born 1943), Welsh actor
  • Ron East (born 1943), American football player
  • Stella East (born 1955), Canadian-Norwegian illustrator
  • Thomas East, English printer and music publisher
  • Warren East (born 1961), British businessman
  • William East (disambiguation)
East (Justin Rutledge album)

East is the seventh studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, slated for release in 2016 on Outside Music. The album's title has a dual meaning, reflecting both Rutledge's move from Toronto to a new home in the Prince Edward County region of Ontario following his 2014 album Daredevil, and the fact that the album was recorded in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The album was produced by Daniel Ledwell.

Usage examples of "east".

According to it, the Franks, uniting with the barons of Antioch and its fiefs, abetted by certain Knights Templars and whatever forces could be recruited in Tripoli and Jerusalem, would go against Islam in the east and north, rescue Edessa, and repair the bulwarks of Antioch against the danger of invasion.

Beside the cushion was a vacant throne, radiant as morning in the East, ablaze with devices in gold and gems, a seat to fill the meanest soul with sensations of majesty and tempt dervishes to the sitting posture.

Give me the Saltings of Essex with the east winds blowing over them, and the primroses abloom upon the bank, and the lanes fetlock deep in mud, and for your share you may take all the scented gardens of Sinan and the cups and jewels of his ladies, with the fightings and adventures of the golden east thrown in.

Eads, the engineer, determined to establish the piers and abutments on rock at a depth for the east pier and east abutment of 136 ft.

The German victories in Europe, including the fall of France in June 1940, buoyed the Japanese into believing that alliance with Germany could help in achieving their goals in East Asia, and in September of that year Japan signed a tripartite pact with the Axis powers.

East was bestowed, by the same influence, on Sabinian, a wealthy and subtle veteran, who had attained the infirmities, without acquiring the experience, of age.

Crimson clover has highest adaptation to the States east of the Allegheny Mountains and west of the Cascades, but will also grow in the more Central States south, in which moisture is abundant.

Even densely peopled areas like north Kent, the Sussex coast, west Gloucestershire and east Somerset, immediately adjoin areas like the Weald of Kent and Sussex where Romano-British remains hardly occur.

Naivasha and Kisumu, which adjoin the Victoria Nyanza, formed at first the Eastern province of Uganda, but were transferred to the East Africa protectorate on the 1st of April 1902.

Such were the remonstrances made to his catholic majesty with respect to the illegality of the prize, which the French East India company asserted was taken within shot of a neutral port, that the Penthievre was first violently wrested out of the hands of the captors, then detained as a deposit, with sealed hatches, and a Spanish guard on board, till the claims of both parties could be examined, and at last adjudged to be an illegal capture, and consequently restored to the French, to the great disappointment of the owners of the privateer.

Coral Lorenzen, author of The Great Flying Saucer Hoax and an international director of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, immediately followed through on the startling rumors by putting in a call to Terry Clarke of KALG Radio in Alamogordo, nine miles east of Holloman.

Bay of Eldamar, and the Teleri saw the coming of that ship out of the East and they were amazed, gazing from afar upon the light of the Silmaril, and it was very great.

One who, with his kingdom afire in the east and north and smouldering in the west, could fling his whole heart like a child into his play, had greatness in him.

The sky was heavy with drifting masses of cloud, aflare with red and gold and all the sunset colours, from the black line of coast, lying in the west, far into the east, where sea and sky were turning gray.

CHAPTER 13 SUNDAY, 12 MAY 0530 GREENWICH MEAN TIME Go had bay sixty miles east OF point hotel USS seawolf 1330 beijing time Pacino watched from the galley door to the darkened wardroom as the officers concentrated on the large projection screen on the aft wall.