Definition of east:
- Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which contains the choir or chancel; as, the east front of a cathedral.
- 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.
- The point in the heavens where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or the corresponding point on the earth.
- To move toward the east; to veer from the north or south toward the east; to orientate.
- 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.
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