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adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in the east.
An eastward direction, point, or region.

east′ward·ly adv. & adj.
east′wards adv.
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situated or directed towards the east
a variant of eastwards
the eastward part, direction, etc
ˈeastwardly adv, adj
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(ˈist wərd)

1. Also, east′wards. toward the east.
2. moving, bearing, facing, or situated toward the east.
3. an eastward part, direction, or point.
[before 850]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eastward - the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degreeseastward - the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
Adj.1.eastward - moving toward the east; "eastbound trains"
east - situated in or facing or moving toward the east
Adv.1.eastward - toward the east; "they migrated eastward to Sweden"
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شَرْقا، إلى جِهَةِ الشَّرْقشَرْقا، جِهَةِ الشَّرْق
mod østøstgåendeøstlig
keleti irányúkeletre
doğuya doğru


A. ADJ [movement, migration] → hacia el este, en dirección este
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[ˈiːstwərd] eastwards [ˈiːstwərdz]
advvers l'est
adj [expansion, journey] → vers l'est
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[ˈiːstwəd] adj (direction) → est inv
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(iːst) noun
1. the direction from which the sun rises, or any part of the earth lying in that direction. The wind is blowing from the east; The village is to the east of Canton; in the east of England.
2. (also E) one of the four main points of the compass. He took a direction 10 E of N / east of north.
1. in the east. the east coast.
2. from the direction of the east. an east wind.
towards the east. The house faces east.
ˈeasterly adjective
1. (of a wind, breeze etc) coming from the east. an easterly wind.
2. looking, lying etc towards the east. We are travelling in an easterly direction.
ˈeastern adjective
of the east or the East. an eastern custom.
ˈeasternmost adjective
being furthest east. the easternmost city in America.
ˈeastward adjective
towards the east. in an eastward direction.
ˈeastward(s) adverb
towards the east. They are travelling eastwards.
the East
the countries east of Europe. the Middle/Far East.
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References in classic literature ?
"Aye, look Eastward!" Arthur eagerly replied, pausing at the stair-case window, which commanded a fine view of the sea and the eastward horizon.
Were this world an endless plain, and by sailing eastward we could for ever reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cyclades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyage.
Then he told them that here they should part company; they three going to the eastward and he to the westward, and so, skirting the main highroads, would come by devious paths to Sherwood.
The continent, of which this kingdom is apart, extends itself, as I have reason to believe, eastward, to that unknown tract of America westward of California; and north, to the Pacific Ocean, which is not above a hundred and fifty miles from Lagado; where there is a good port, and much commerce with the great island of Luggnagg, situated to the north-west about 29 degrees north latitude, and 140 longitude.
It was seen early in the morning, rushing over Winchester eastward, a line of flame high in the atmosphere.
The child looked back at me with its radiant smile, and pointed eastward down the river toward the distant sea.
The Central Pacific, taking Sacramento for its starting-point, extends eastward to meet the road from Omaha.
Turning his face eastward, therefore, he endeavored to regain the plains, intending to make the circuit round the southern point of the mountain.
They proceeded about three miles to the south, where they came again upon the large trail of Crow Indians, which they had crossed four days previously, made, no doubt, by the same marauding band that had plundered the Snakes; and which, according to the account of the latter, was now encamped on a stream to the eastward. The trail kept on to the southeast, and was so well beaten by horse and foot, that they supposed at least a hundred lodges had passed along it.
And for a day and a part of two nights, travelling eastward, he remained in the dog inferno.
The eastward sea was a featureless grey, dark and mysterious; and between the sea and the shadow the grey sands (of volcanic glass and crystals) flashed and shone like a beach of diamonds.
Her previous flight having been eastward toward the bay, the fastest motor-boat in Tiburon was commissioned to take up the chase if it led out over the water.

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