Meaning of “eastern” in the English Dictionary

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"eastern" in British English

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also Eastern uk /ˈiː.stən/ us /ˈiː.stɚn/ written abbreviation E

B1 in or from the east part of an area:

The eastern part of the country is very mountainous.
Until about 1991, the Eastern bloc was the Soviet Union and the communist countries of eastern Europe.
Buddhism and other Eastern (= Asian) religions fascinate me.

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  • On the eastern horizon, a huge cloud of smoke from burning oil tanks stretched across the sky.
  • We witnessed a remarkable chain of events in eastern Europe in 1989.
  • The hurricane is centered over the eastern Caribbean.
  • It's in the poorer, underdeveloped eastern region of the country that the biggest problems exist.
  • They are the single most successful eastern arts group in the West.

(Definition of “eastern” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eastern" in American English

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easternadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈi·stərn/ abbreviation E.

in or from the east part of an area:

Milwaukee is in the eastern part of Wisconsin.

(Definition of “eastern” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)