eastern

eastern

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of eastern in English

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English

Etymology

From Middle English esturne, esterne, from Old English ēasterne (eastern), from Proto-Germanic *austrōnijaz (eastern), from Proto-Indo-European *austero- (eastern), from Proto-Indo-European *aus- (to shine). Cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German ōstrōni (eastern), Old Norse austrœnn (eastern). More at east.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈiːstən/
  • Rhymes: -iːstə(r)n

Adjective

eastern (comparative more eastern, superlative most eastern)

  1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east.
    • 1948, Carey McWilliams, North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States, J. B. Lippincott Company, page 25,
      While De Anza was exploring the Bay of San Francisco, seeking a site for the presidio, the American colonists on the eastern seaboard, three thousand miles away, were celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
  2. (of a wind) Blowing from the east; easterly.
  3. (loosely) Oriental.

Derived terms

  • easternmost
  • Eastern Norway

Translations

See also

  • northern
  • southern
  • western
  • northeastern
  • southeastern
  • southwestern
  • northwestern

Anagrams

  • Earnest, Saetern, Tareens, earnest, estrane, nearest, renates, sterane

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