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EN[iːst] [-iːst]
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  • East is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. East is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of west and is perpendicular to north and south.
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    Definition of east in English Dictionary

  • NounPLeasts
    1. One of the four principal compass points, specifically 90°, conventionally directed to the right on maps; the direction of the rising sun at an equinox.
    2. Adjective
      1. Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.
        1. (meteorology) wind from the east.
          1. Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.
            1. From the East; oriental.
              1. (ecclesiastical) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel.
                1. the east front of a cathedral
            2. Adverb
              1. towards the east; eastwards.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • When the Big East added six more teams in 2004, it became a 16-team superconference.
                  • After 119 years to the east of the International Date Line, they are shifting to the west so they can be on the same calendar day as their main economic partners, Australia and New Zealand.
                  • He is, in large part, responsible for the hipification (some may say the crassification) of the neighborhood, a district east of SoHo and south of the East Village.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • The literary scene is often defined bicoastally, with the emphasis on the east.
                  • In the 1970s, Sino-Soviet rivalry also spread to Africa and the Middle East.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Uncomparable adjectives
                  • Adverbs
                    • Uncomparable adverbs
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Singularia tantum
                          • Uncountable nouns
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                      4. en easterly
                      5. en eastwards
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                      Grammatically, this word "east" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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