Meaning of "east, East" in Essential American English Dictionary

east, East

noun [ no plural ] /ist/

A2 the direction that you face to see the sun rise:

Which way is east?
the east

A2 the part of an area that is farther toward the east than the rest:

It rains less in the east of the region.
east, East adjective

A2

the east side of the city
the East China Sea
east adverb

A2

They sailed east.

(Definition of “east, East” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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