Definition of eastern adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈiːstən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːstərn//
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  1. 1  (also Eastern) (abbreviation E) [only before noun] located in the east or facing east eastern Spain Eastern Europe the eastern slopes of the mountain
  2. 2  (also Eastern) connected with the part of the world that is to the east of Europe Eastern cookery
  3. Word OriginOld English ēasterne (as east, -ern).
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