east

east

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English

Etymology

From Middle English est, from Old English ēast, from Proto-Germanic *austrą, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews-.

Compare West Frisian east, Dutch oost, German Ost, Norwegian Nynorsk aust, Swedish öst.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iːst/, enPR: ēst
  • Rhymes: -iːst

Noun

east (countable and uncountable, plural easts)

  1. 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. Abbreviated as E.
    • 1895, Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure
      In a few hours the birds come to it from all points of the compass – east, west, north, and south []

Coordinate terms

  • (compass point): north, south, west

Derived terms

Translations

Also see Appendix:Cardinal directions for translations of all compass points

Adjective

east (not comparable)

  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.
  5. (ecclesiastical) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel.
    the east front of a cathedral

Synonyms

  • (situated or lying in or towards the east): eastward
  • (meteorology: wind from the east): easterly
  • (of or pertaining to the east): eastern
  • (from the East): oriental

Antonyms

  • (situated or lying in or towards the east): westward
  • (meteorology: wind from the east): westerly
  • (of or pertaining to the east): western

Translations

Adverb

east (not comparable)

  1. towards the east; eastwards

Synonyms

  • (towards the east): eastwards

Antonyms

  • (towards the east): west. westwards

Translations

Anagrams

  • AEST, ESTA, SEAT, TEAs, eats, etas, sate, saté, seat, seta, tase, teas

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *austrą, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews- (eastern). Cognate with Old Frisian āst, Old Saxon ost, Dutch oost, Old High German ōst, German Osten, Old Norse austr. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin auster (southerly) and aurora (dawn), Latvian austrumi (easterly), Albanian ag (dawn, early morning; black mark round the eyes), Proto-Slavic *utro.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /æːɑ̯st/

Noun

ēast m

  1. the east

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: est
    • English: east
    • Scots: eist, aist
  • → Old French: est
    • French: est
    • → Galician: leste
    • → Italian: est
    • → Portuguese: este
    • → Spanish: este

Adjective

ēast

  1. eastern, easterly

Declension

Adverb

ēast

  1. from the east
  2. towards the east

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian āst, from Proto-Germanic *austrą. Compare English east, Dutch oost, German Ost, Norwegian aust.

Noun

east n

  1. east

Noun

east c

  1. east, eastern former colonies

Adjective

east

  1. east, eastern, easterly

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