eastwards


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east·ward

 (ēst′wərd)
adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or in the east.
n.
An eastward direction, point, or region.

east′ward·ly adv. & adj.
east′wards adv.

eastwards

(ˈiːstwədz) or

eastward

adv
towards the east

eastwards

1. 'eastwards'

If you move or look eastwards, you move or look towards the east.

They were pressing on eastwards towards the city's small airfield.
I looked out through the window and could see eastwards as far as the distant horizon.

Eastwards is only used as an adverb.

2. 'eastward'

In American English and old-fashioned British English, eastward is often used instead of 'eastwards'.

The two cousins hurried eastward against the sharp wind.
He walked back into the field, scanning eastward for dark figures.

In both British and American English, eastward is sometimes used as an adjective in front of a noun.

...the eastward expansion of the City of London.
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Adv.1.eastwards - toward the east; "they migrated eastward to Sweden"
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References in classic literature ?
When gliding by the Bashee isles we emerged at last upon the great South Sea; were it not for other things, I could have greeted my dear Pacific with uncounted thanks, for now the long supplication of my youth was answered; that serene ocean rolled eastwards from me a thousand leagues of blue.
From the close of the year 1811 intensified arming and concentrating of the forces of Western Europe began, and in 1812 these forces- millions of men, reckoning those transporting and feeding the army- moved from the west eastwards to the Russian frontier, toward which since 1811 Russian forces had been similarly drawn.
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.
And for a day and a part of two nights, travelling eastward, he remained in the dog inferno.