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

  

east

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//iːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iːst//
 
 
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 towards the east The house faces east. 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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