Crossword clues for eastern
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Eastern \East"ern\, a. [AS. e['a]stern.]
Situated or dwelling in the east; oriental; as, an eastern gate; Eastern countries.
Eastern churches first did Christ embrace.
Going toward the east, or in the direction of east; as, an eastern voyage.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English easterne "of the east, from the east; oriental; of the Eastern Orthodox Church; of the eastern part of the globe," from east + -erne, suffix denoting direction. Cognate with Old Saxon ostroni, Old High German ostroni, Old Norse austroenn. Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia so called from 1620s.
a. 1 Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east. 2 (context of a wind English) blow from the east; easterly. 3 (context loosely English) oriental.
adj. lying toward or situated in the east; "the eastern end of the island"
of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States; "the Eastern establishment" [ant: western]
lying in or toward the east; "the east side of NY"; "eastern cities" [syn: easterly]
relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world; "the Eastern Hemisphere"; "Eastern Europe"; "the Eastern religions" [ant: western]
from the east; used especially of winds; "an east wind"; "the winds are easterly" [syn: easterly]
Eastern may refer to:
Many country subdivisions are named East or Eastern, due to their location in their country. This lists all of the different types.Main lists:
- Eastern District (disambiguation)
- Eastern Province (disambiguation)
- Eastern Region (disambiguation)
- Eastern Division, Fiji
- East Malaysia
- Far Eastern Federal District, Russia
- Eastern Thailand
- East (disambiguation)
Usage examples of "eastern".
Parachute troops had invaded the Netherlands Indies, Thailand was occupied and Indochina was opened up by the acquiescent Vichy regime, bringing the Japanese forward to the eastern frontier of Burma.
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.
Cooks, New Zealand, and Hawaii all possessed adzes and other cultural features of Eastern Polynesian type.
Duff, a New Zealand anthropologist who has made a special study of adze distributions, claiming that no adzes with butts tanged as an aid in lashing the handles have been established for Western Polynesia, whereas tanged adzes have been found throughout Eastern Polynesia, has argued that this is not in accord with what one would expect from random voyaging.
Apparently handfuls of migrants from Eastern Polynesia failed to establish the tanging of adzes among the conservative Western Polynesians.
Perhaps the best view of all, however, is that after the early settlers of Eastern Polynesia were released from the conservative influence of Western Polynesian technology, they tanged some of their adzes and made other innovations in their artifacts.
Prince was negotiating with Washington, while his detached scouts sought far and wide over the Eastern States looking for anything resembling an aeronautic park.
Podolak is the farthest eastern outpost of a criminal enterprise with its roots in Afghanistan, under the entrepreneurial direction of an Afghani named Haji Haroon.
Barnboard and half-portion of a barn door in the small bedroom upstairs, on the south side, was a happy afterthought, stumbled upon along the eastern seaboard on a buying trip.
The arcade in the eastern aisle is shorter than in the western, and does not reach to the ground.
The sun was just climbing above the eastern treetops as Seregil, Alec, and Micum set off for the city with Nysander.
As Hillela had adapted her subject to the kind of expectations she sensed available in the alumnae, so she moved on to more exacting forums around the Eastern Seaboard, the Middle West and even California.
Probably these later types also depended heavily on shellfish for food: broken and punctured ammonite shells have been found in eastern marine beds also.
His amorous eloquence grew in strength as he irrigated his throat with champagne, Greek wine, and eastern liqueurs.
These catastrophic seismic disturbances apparently produced the geologic divide, the Mississippi Valley Time-Slip, fracturing our continent into the ruined Here-and-Now of the eastern seaboard and the anachronistic There-and-Then of western North America.