Meaning of EAST in English

EAST

transcription, транскрипция: [ i:st ]

also East

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

The east is the direction where the sun rises.

...the vast swamps which lie to the east of the River Nile...

The principal range runs east to west.

N-UNCOUNT : also the N

2.

The east of a place, country, or region is the part which is in the east.

...a village in the east of the country...

N-SING : usu the N , oft N of n

3.

If you go east , you travel towards the east.

To drive, go east on Route 9.

ADV : ADV after v

4.

Something that is east of a place is positioned to the east of it.

...just east of the center of town.

ADV : usu ADV of n

5.

The east edge, corner, or part of a place or country is the part which is towards the east.

...a low line of hills running along the east coast.

ADJ : ADJ n

6.

East is used in the names of some countries, states, and regions in the east of a larger area

He had been on safari in East Africa with his son.

ADJ : ADJ n

7.

An east wind is a wind that blows from the east.

ADJ

8.

The East is used to refer to the southern and eastern part of Asia, including India, China, and Japan.

Every so often, a new martial art arrives from the East.

N-SING : the N

9.

see also Middle East , Far East

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