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East appears in the following tongue twister:

  • East Fife Four, Forfar Five
    (an actual football result from the Scottish third division)

The word east is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun east

What does east mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • east: easts
  • East: Easts

  1. the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
  2. the countries of Asia
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of East: Orient
    • instance of: Asia = the nations of the Asian continent collectively
    • part: Far East = a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia
    • attribute: eastern = relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world
  3. the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
  4. the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • more generic word: direction = the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
  5. a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: location = a point or extent in space

Definition of the adjective east

What does east mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: easter |

  1. situated in or facing or moving toward the east

Alternative definition of the adjective east


  1. Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.
  2. [meteorology] wind from the east
  3. Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.
  4. From the East; oriental.

Definition of the adverb east

What does east mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. to, toward, or in the east
    • examples: we travelled east for several miles | located east of Rome


  1. East a.k.a. The East Region occupies the southeastern portion of the Republic of Cameroon. It is bordered to the east by the Central African Republic, to the south by Congo, to the north by the Adamawa Region, and to the west by the Centre and South Regions. With 109,011 km² of territory, it is the largest region in the nation as well as the most sparsely populated. Historically, the peoples of the East have been settled in Cameroonian territory for longer than any other of the country's many ethnic groups, the first inhabitants being the Baka pygmies.
  2. EAST: The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak is an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. The experiment is being conducted by the Hefei-based Institute of Plasma Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The project was proposed in 1996 and approved in 1998. According to a 2003 schedule, buildings and site facilities were to be constructed by 2003, and tokamak assembly to take place from 2003 through 2005.
    • also known as 先进超导托卡马克实验装置

There are other places with in their name, like East Bay, East End, East Ham, East Kyo, East Law, East One, East Sea, Mid East, Down East, East Asia, East Bank, East Bend, East Chop, East Duke, East Fork, East Fort, East Gary, East Hall, East Hill and East Hope.


Who is East?

East, de son vrai nom Olivier Kponton était un rappeur français né en 1969 et mort le 3 février 1996 à Paris d'un accident de scooter. Il a été actif au début des années 1990.

  • also known as Olivier Kponton
  • born in (46 years ago)
  • died in (19 years ago)
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East is a musical group.

  • albums: "1986", "A szerelem sivataga", "Az Áldozat (Szodoma)", "Hűség", "Játékok", "Két arc", "Radio Babel", "Rések a falon", "Taking the Wheel"


East a.k.a. Harry "Scud" East: A character in Thomas Hughes' novel Tom Brown's Schooldays, a schoolboy of the same level as Tom Brown himself. When he first meets Tom, he's described as a genuine specimen of a lower-school boy; frank, hearty, and good-natured, well-satisfied with himself and his position, and choke-full of life and spirits, and all the Rugby prejudices and traditions which he had been able to get together in the long course of one half-year during which he had been at the School-house.


  1. "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.
    • genre: Pub rock
    • released on (35 years ago)
  2. "East" a.k.a. "East!" is the third album by guitarist Pat Martino recorded in 1968 and released on the Prestige label.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (47 years ago)
  3. "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.
    • released on
  4. "East" is a 2004 live album by Tangerine Dream.
    • also known as East: Live in Berlin 1990, East (bonus disc), East (live in East Berlin 1990)
    • released in (11 years ago)
  5. "East" is a composition.
  6. "East" is a musical album of Hiroshima.
    • released on (25 years ago)
  7. "East" is a musical album of The Turn-Ons.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  8. "east" is a musical album of Campbell + Green.
    • released on
  9. "EAST" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  10. "East" is a composition.
  11. "East" is a composition.
  12. "East" is a musical single of The Bitters.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  13. "East" is a musical EP of Gaza.
    • released on (10 years ago)


"East" 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.

  • also known as "North Child", North Child
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Fantasy, Young-adult fiction, Fiction, Children's literature, Speculative fiction
  • subject: Folklore
  • copyright: 2003
  • released in (12 years ago)


  1. East is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. East is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of west and is perpendicular to north and south.
    • also known as 東
  2. East is a 1975 verse play by Steven Berkoff, dealing with growing up and rites of passage in London's rough East End.

Phrases with East

Phrases starting with the word East:

  1. east sea
  2. east sear
  3. east side
  4. East Slav
  5. east wind
  6. East Asian
  7. east coast
  8. East Jesus
  9. east river
  10. east-sider
  11. east africa
  12. east anglia

Phrases ending with the word East:

  1. due east
  2. Far East
  3. Mid East
  4. near east
  5. nor'-east
  6. sou'-east
  7. north-east
  8. south-east

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for East

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of East Timor (2010)

by Geoffrey C. Gunn

East Timor: A Western-made Tragedy. Sydney: Left Book Club, 1992. Aditjondro, George. East Timor: An Indonesian Intellectual Speaks Out. ACFOA Development Dossier no.33, Fitzroy, Vic., Australia: ACFOA Human Rights Office, May 1994.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of International Organizations in Africa and the Middle East (2015)

by Terry M. Mays

See EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC). EAST AFRICAN FEDERATION. A federation was proposed and often spoken of, but it never came into being. The core would have been those three states already involved in numerous cooperative ...

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Quotes about East

I am in the east
And the sun rises in the east.

I am in the east
I am under self-rule
And you are always
Follow me
And doing is following. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of E1A1S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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