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

      

    east

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//iːst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//iːst//
     
    [only before noun]
     
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  1. 1  (also East) (abbreviation E) in or towards the east East Africa They live on the east coast.
  2. 2  an east wind blows from the east compare easterly
  3. Word Origin Old English ēast-, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oost and German ost, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin aurora, Greek auōs ‘dawn’.
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