1. Proper noun.  (''personification'') The wind from the east.
  2. Proper noun.  The Eastern world; the regions, primarily situated in the Eastern Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from India or China.
  3. Proper noun.  The Eastern bloc; the eastern countries of Europe.
  4. Proper noun.  The eastern states of the United States.
  5. Proper noun.  The eastern part of any region.
  6. Noun.  One of the four principal compass points, specifically 90°, conventionally directed to the right on maps; the direction of the rising sun at an equinox.
  7. Adjective.  Situated or lying in or towards the east; eastward.
  8. Adjective.  (meteorology) wind from the east.
  9. Adjective.  Of or pertaining to the east; eastern.
  10. Adjective.  From the East; oriental.
  11. Adverb.  towards the east; eastwards.

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