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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  East  \East\,  a.  (Eccl.) 
  Designating,  or  situated  in  that  part  of  a  church  which 
  contains  the  choir  or  chancel;  as  the  east  front  of  a 
  cathedral. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  East  \East\,  a. 
  Toward  the  rising  sun;  or  toward  the  point  where  the  sun 
  rises  when  in  the  equinoctial;  as  the  east  gate;  the  east 
  border;  the  east  side  the  east  wind  is  a  wind  that  blows 
  from  the  east. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  East  \East\,  n.  [OE.  est,  east,  AS  e['a]st;  akin  to  D.  oost, 
  oosten  OHG.  ?stan,  G.  ost,  osten,  Icel.  austr,  Sw  ost,  Dan. 
  ["o]st,  ["o]sten,  Lith.  auszra  dawn,  L.  aurora  (for  ausosa), 
  Gr  ?,  ?,  ?,  Skr.  ushas;  cf  Skr.  ush  to  burn,  L.  urere. 
  ????,  ???.  Cf  {Aurora},  {Easter},  {Sterling}.] 
  1.  The  point  in  the  heavens  where  the  sun  is  seen  to  rise  at 
  the  equinox,  or  the  corresponding  point  on  the  earth;  that 
  one  of  the  four  cardinal  points  of  the  compass  which  is  in 
  a  direction  at  right  angles  to  that  of  north  and  south, 
  and  which  is  toward  the  right  hand  of  one  who  faces  the 
  north;  the  point  directly  opposite  to  the  west. 
 
  The  east  began  kindle.  --E.  Everett. 
 
  2.  The  eastern  parts  of  the  earth;  the  regions  or  countries 
  which  lie  east  of  Europe;  the  orient.  In  this  indefinite 
  sense  the  word  is  applied  to  Asia  Minor,  Syria,  Chaldea, 
  Persia,  India,  China,  etc.;  as  the  riches  of  the  East; 
  the  diamonds  and  pearls  of  the  East;  the  kings  of  the 
  East. 
 
  The  gorgeous  East,  with  richest  hand,  Showers  on  her 
  kings  barbaric  pearl  and  gold.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  (U.  S.  Hist.  and  Geog.)  Formerly,  the  part  of  the  United 
  States  east  of  the  Alleghany  Mountains,  esp.  the  Eastern, 
  or  New  England,  States;  now  commonly,  the  whole  region 
  east  of  the  Mississippi  River,  esp.  that  which  is  north  of 
  Maryland  and  the  Ohio  River;  --  usually  with  the  definite 
  article;  as  the  commerce  of  the  East  is  not  independent 
  of  the  agriculture  of  the  West. 
 
  {East  by  north},  {East  by  south},  according  to  the  notation 
  of  the  mariner's  compass,  that  point  which  lies  111/4[deg] 
  to  the  north  or  south,  respectively,  of  the  point  due 
  east. 
 
  {East-northeast},  {East-southeast},  that  which  lies 
  221/2[deg]  to  the  north  or  south  of  east,  or  half  way 
  between  east  and  northeast  or  southeast,  respectively.  See 
  Illust.  of  {Compass}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  East  \East\,  adv 
  Eastward. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  East  \East\,  v.  i. 
  To  move  toward  the  east;  to  veer  from  the  north  or  south 
  toward  the  east;  to  orientate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  east 
  adj  :  situated  in  or  facing  or  moving  toward  the  east  [ant:  {west}] 
  n  1:  the  cardinal  compass  point  that  is  at  90  degrees  [syn:  {due 
  east},  {E}] 
  2:  the  countries  of  Asia  [syn:  {East},  {orient}] 
  3:  the  region  of  the  United  States  lying  north  of  the  Ohio 
  River  and  east  of  the  Mississippi  River  [syn:  {East}] 
  adv  :  to  toward,  or  in  the  east;  "we  travelled  east  for  several 
  miles" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  EAST 
 
  A  {Eureka}  project  developing  a  {software  engineering} 
  {platform}. 
 
  (1994-12-07) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  East 
  (1.)  The  orient  (mizrah);  the  rising  of  the  sun.  Thus  "the  east 
  country"  is  the  country  lying  to  the  east  of  Syria,  the  Elymais 
  (Zech.  8:7). 
 
  (2).  Properly  what  is  in  front  of  one  or  a  country  that  is 
  before  or  in  front  of  another;  the  rendering  of  the  word 
  _kedem_.  In  pointing  out  the  quarters,  a  Hebrew  always  looked 
  with  his  face  toward  the  east.  The  word  _kedem_  is  used  when  the 
  four  quarters  of  the  world  are  described  (Gen.  13:14;  28:14); 
  and  _mizrah_  when  the  east  only  is  distinguished  from  the  west 
  (Josh.  11:3;  Ps  50:1;  103:12,  etc.).  In  Gen.  25:6  eastward"  is 
  literally  "unto  the  land  of  kedem;"  i.e.,  the  lands  lying  east 
  of  Palestine,  namely,  Arabia,  Mesopotamia,  etc 
 




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