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The east is the direction that you look towards in order to see the sun rise.
An east wind blows from the east.
The east of a place is the part that is towards the east.
East occurs in the names of some countries and regions.
However, you don't usually talk about the 'east' part of a country. You talk about the eastern part.
Similarly, don't talk about 'east Europe' or 'east England'. You say eastern Europe or eastern England.
|Noun||1.||east - the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees|
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
|2.||East - the countries of Asia |
Far East - 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)
|3.||East - the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River|
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - 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
East Coast - the eastern seaboard of the United States (especially the strip between Boston and Washington D.C.)
|4.||east - the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point|
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
|5.||east - a location in the eastern part of a country, region, or city|
location - a point or extent in space
|Adj.||1.||east - situated in or facing or moving toward the east|
west - situated in or facing or moving toward the west
|Adv.||1.||east - to, toward, or in the east; "we travelled east for several miles"; "located east of Rome"|
the East (= Orient) → el Oriente (Pol) → el Este
in the east of the country → al este or en el este del país
the wind is in the or from the east → el viento viene del este
to the east of → al este de
an east wind → un viento del este
the east coast → la costa este, la costa oriental
we were travelling east → viajábamos hacia el este
east of the border → al este de la frontera
it's east of London → está al este de Londres
in the east → dans l'est
the east of Spain → l'est de l'Espagne
in the east of → à l'est de
to the east → à l'est
to the east of → à l'est de
the East (China, India, Japan) → l'Orient m; (formerly) (= Eastern Europe) → les pays mpl de l'Est
the mysterious East → l'Oriente misterioso
the East (Geog) → l'Oriente (Pol) (formerly) → i Paesi dell'Est
the wind is in the east or from the east → il vento viene da est
to the east of → a est di
in the east of → nella parte orientale di
the East End → il quartiere est di Londra
East Africa → l'Africa orientale