eastnoun [U](also East) uk /iːst/ us /iːst/ (written abbreviation E)
- The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
- The transcontinental railway goes from New York in the east to San Francisco in the west.
- There will be rain showers in the east.
- The climate is cooler in the east of the country.
- The army had been positioned to the north and east of the city.
eastadjective(also East) uk /iːst/ us /iːst/ (written abbreviation E)
- Rimini is a thriving holiday resort on the east coast of Italy.
- There was a cool east wind blowing and clouds were gathering on the horizon.
- On the east side of the hill, the land falls away sharply.
- Few climbers attempt to ascend the east face of the mountain.
- The visitors stood for several minutes at the east door of the cathedral, looking down the nave.
eastadverb(also East) uk /iːst/ us /iːst/ (written abbreviation E)