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Definition 1: the countries of Asia - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for east in the sense of this definition

(east is an instance of ...) the nations of the Asian continent collectively

(east is a part of ...) a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)

(... are attributes of east) relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world

"Eastern Europe" "the Eastern religions"

Definition 2: the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for east in the sense of this definition

(east is an instance of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(east is a part of ...) the southeastern region of the United States

(east is a part of ...) the northeastern region of the United States

(east is a part of ...) the eastern seaboard of the United States (especially the strip between Boston and Washington D.C.)

(east is a part of ...) a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States

(... is part of east) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

(... are attributes of east) of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States

"the Eastern establishment"

Definition 3: a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city - [noun denoting location]

(east is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

Definition 4: the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for east in the sense of this definition

(east is a kind of ...) one of the four main compass points

Definition 5: the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point - [noun denoting linkdef]

(east is a kind of ...) the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

"he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

Definition 6: situated in or facing or moving toward the east - [adjective denoting all]

(east is similar to ...) moving toward the east

"eastbound trains"

(east is similar to ...) from the east; used especially of winds

"an eastern wind" "the winds are easterly"

(east is similar to ...) lying in or toward the east

"the east side of New York" "eastern cities"

(east is similar to ...) lying toward or situated in the east

"the eastern end of the island"

(east is similar to ...) farthest to the east

(east is similar to ...) of the eastern part of a city e.g. Manhattan

"the eastside silk-stocking district"

Definition 7: to, toward, or in the east - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where east or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we travelled east for several miles
  • located east of Rome

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