part of speech: noun

definition 1: the direction in front of a person facing the rising sun.

  • She likes to face to the east when she does her morning yoga exercises.

definition 2: one of the four major points of direction on the compass. The east is directly opposite the west.

definition 3: (often capital) the eastern part of a country or area.

  • He’s from the East.

definition 4: (capital) the Orient; the Near East; the Far East.

  • These spices come from the East.


part of speech: adjective

definition 1: from, of, or in the east.

  • There’s an east wind blowing.

definition 2: toward or facing the east.

  • I walked in the east gate.


part of speech: adverb

definition: from, in, or toward the east.

  • I’ve been driving east.