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English definition of “east”


noun [U]    /ist/ (abbreviation E.)
the direction where the sun rises in the morning that is opposite west , or the part of an area or country that is in this direction : The points of the compass are north , south , east, and west . Most of the state’s heavy industry is in the east. the East The East is Asia , esp . its eastern and southern parts : She spent her childhood in the East, mostly in China and Japan. the East In the US, the East is the part of the country east of the Mississippi River .
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