The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth; that one of the four cardinal points of the compass which is in a direction at right angles to that of north and south, and which is toward the right hand of one who faces the north; the point directly opposite to the west.
Formerly, the part of the United States east of the Alleghany Mountains, esp. the Eastern, or New England, States; now, commonly, the whole region east of the Mississippi River, esp. that which is north of Maryland and the Ohio River; -- usually with the definite article; as, the commerce of the East is not independent of the agriculture of the West.
To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.
Bank The area east of the Jordan River, the Dead Sea, and the series of wadis from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Roughly the former Amirate of Transjordan.
Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east.
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Literally, east is the point on the horizon at which the sun rises. It comes from the Indo-European base aus which has a dual meaning of 'east' and 'dawn.' It is also the name of the prehistoric Germanic peoples dawn goddess, Austron, whose festival
East is a constituency of the European Parliament in Ireland. It has a population of 0.8 million and currently elects 3 MEPs using the Single Transferable Vote system.
This direction, signifying new growth and its related element (wood) are considered to be the starting point of the five elements energy cycle; an indication of the connection between the Bagua and solar orientation. Also see zhen or wood.
This direction is synonymous with growth and is the direction of the element wood. Activating colors in this area would be shades of green with accents of blue. Wood objects and live plants would good here.
A dream in which this direction is the main feature indicates the formulation, or cancellation of a plan involving an important change of location.
East is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography.