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Definition of "eastern" []

  • Situated in, toward, or facing the east. (adjective)
  • Coming from the east: eastern breezes. (adjective)
  • Native to or growing in the east. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of eastern regions or the East. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Eastern Church. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eastern" in a sentence
  • "It seems then to me impossible to deny that the Ὀττοροκοροι is the same, and points out the most eastern land of the old north, now in or near Shen-si, the first home of the Chinese; to me the _eastern_ boundary of _Paradise_."
  • "State Director for IUE, I continued my involvement in the Civil Rights movement, in the political movement, and they were involved with migrants and that is when I first became involved with what we call the eastern stream of migrants, but not very heavily involved."
  • "Even fancy dishes, such as Oysters Kirkpatrick, would be better if made of the eastern oyster, not what they call the eastern oyster here, for that is a misnomer, but the oysters that grow in the Atlantic Ocean."