|1.||[ adjective ] lying toward or situated in the east|
"the eastern end of the island"
|2.||[ adjective ] of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States|
"the Eastern establishment"
|Related terms:||western middle_Atlantic southeastern east-central northeastern east-central East|
|3.||[ adjective ] lying in or toward the east|
"the east side of NY" "eastern cities"
|4.||[ adjective ] relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world|
"the Eastern Hemisphere" "Eastern Europe" "the Eastern religions"
|Related terms:||western Asian orient East|
|5.||[ adjective ] from the east; used especially of winds|
"an east wind" "the winds are easterly"