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eastnoun [U]

(also East) uk   us   /iːst/ (written abbreviation E)
A2 the ​direction from which the ​sunrises in the ​morning, ​opposite to the ​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. Which way is east? Most of the ​country, except the east, is ​rural. Her ​home is in the east of France. According to the ​map, the ​villagelies about ten ​kilometres to the east of here.the East B2 Asia, ​especiallyitseastern and ​southernparts: She ​spent her ​childhood in the East - ​mostly in ​China. those ​countries in ​Europe that had communistgovernments before the 1990s: The ​collapse of ​Communismchanged East-West ​relations for ​ever.

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eastadjective

(also East) uk   us   /iːst/ (written abbreviation E)
A2 in or ​forming the east ​part of something: Cambridge is in East Anglia. The east ​wall of the ​mosque is ​covered with a ​beautifulmosaic.east wind a ​wind coming from the east

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eastadverb

(also East) uk   us   /iːst/ (written abbreviation E)
(Definition of east from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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eastnoun [U]

 us   /ist/ (abbreviation E.)
the ​direction where the ​sunrises in the ​morning that is ​oppositewest, 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 ​heavyindustry is in the east.the East The East is Asia, esp. ​itseastern and ​southernparts: 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.
(Definition of east from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “east”
in Korean 동쪽…
in Arabic الشَّرْق, جِهة الشَّرْق…
in Malaysian timur…
in French est…
in Chinese (Traditional) 東, 東方…
in Italian est…
in Spanish este…
in Vietnamese hướng đông, hướng đông trên la bàn…
in Portuguese leste…
in Thai ทิศตะวันออก…
in German der Osten…
in Catalan est…
in Japanese 東…
in Chinese (Simplified) 东, 东方…
in Indonesian timur…
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