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1. east

adjective. ['ˈiːst'] situated in or facing or moving toward the east.

Synonyms

  • easterly
  • eastbound
  • eastward
  • eastside
  • easternmost
  • eastmost

Antonyms

  • western
  • there
  • here
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • est (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • east (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with East

  • unreleased
  • trendiest
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  • depriest
  • decreased
  • vannest
  • toniest
  • released
  • policed
  • deceased
  • trieste
  • priest
  • greased
  • fleeced
  • pieced
  • leased
  • ceased

Example sentences of the word east


1. Adverb
It is just a block from both major roadways and only about 10 miles east of downtown.

2. Noun, singular or mass
An east or west facing windowsill is an ideal spot.

Quotes containing the word east


1. Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
- Groucho Marx

2. I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.
- Colin Firth

3. Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gateAnd though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when IShall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.
- J.R.R. Tolkien

2. east-central

adjective. of a region of the United States generally including Kentucky, West Virginia.

Antonyms

  • west

3. East-sider

noun. a resident of the east side of Manhattan in New York City.

4. sou'-east

adverb. to, toward, or in the southeast.

Synonyms

  • southeast

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle

5. east-west_direction

noun. in a direction parallel with lines of latitude.

Synonyms

  • way

Antonyms

  • leeward
  • outgoing

6. east

noun. ['ˈiːst'] the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees.

Synonyms

  • due east
  • cardinal compass point
  • eastward

Antonyms

  • outgoing
  • incoming
  • windward
  • westmost

Etymology

  • est (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • east (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. East

noun. the countries of Asia.

Synonyms

  • Orient
  • eastern

Antonyms

  • west
  • western United States
  • southwestern

8. East

noun. the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River.

Synonyms

  • United States of America
  • U.S.A.
  • East Coast
  • Northeast
  • northeastern United States
  • eastern
  • US
  • Southeast
  • southeastern United States
  • America
  • eastern United States
  • Appalachians
  • the States
  • USA
  • U.S.
  • United States

Antonyms

  • midwestern
  • West
  • northwestern
  • west-central

9. east

noun. ['ˈiːst'] a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city.

Antonyms

  • enfranchisement

Etymology

  • est (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • east (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. east

noun. ['ˈiːst'] the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point.

Antonyms

  • westbound

Etymology

  • est (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • east (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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