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English definition of “east”

east

adverb (also East)     /iːst/ (written abbreviation E)
A2 towards the east: We'll drive east for a few more miles , then turn south . They were the first people to travel east of the mountains (= into the area beyond and to the east of the mountains ). We walked due (= directly ) east for two kilometres . The garden faces east, so we'll get the morning sun .Direction of motionPoints of the compassPoints of the compassDirection of motion Grammar:East or eastern; north or northern?
(Definition of east adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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