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Meaning of eastern by Wiktionary Dictionary

eastern


    Etymology

    From Middle English esterne, from Old English ēasterne ( “eastern” ), from Proto-Germanic *austrōnjaz ( “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: /ˈiːstə( r )n/ X-SAMPA: /"i:st@( r )n/
    • Rhymes: -iːstə( r )n

    Adjective

    eastern ( comparative more eastern, superlative most eastern )

    1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the east
    2. ( of a wind ) blowing from the east; easterly
    3. ( loosely ) oriental

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Explanation of eastern by Wordnet Dictionary

eastern


    Adjective
    1. from the east

    2. an eastern wind
    3. lying in or toward the east

    4. eastern cities
    5. lying toward or situated in the east

    6. the eastern end of the island
    7. relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world

    8. Eastern Europe
      the Eastern religions
    9. of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States

    10. the Eastern establishment