[ US /ˈistɝn/ ]
[ UK /ˈiːstən/ ]
  1. lying in or toward the east
    the east side of New York
    eastern cities
  2. lying toward or situated in the east
    the eastern end of the island
  3. from the east; used especially of winds
    an eastern wind
    the winds are easterly
  4. relating to or characteristic of regions of eastern parts of the world
    the Eastern religions
    Eastern Europe
  5. of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States
    the Eastern establishment
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How To Use eastern In A Sentence

  • The chapel or church claims greater antiquity than any other in that part of the kingdom; but there is no appearance of this in the external aspect of the present edifice, unless it be in the two eastern windows, which remain unmodernized, and in the lower part of the steeple. The Life of Charlotte Bronte
  • A second wave of emigrations of Ashkenazic Jews from Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries brought larger numbers of Yiddish-speaking, traditional Orthodox Jews into the Seattle community. Weaving Women's Words: Seattle Stories
  • However, this happy juxtaposition of Eastern style and Western living has not always been so effortless.
  • Yes | No | Report from TheEasternShore ... wrote 1 year 1 week ago no, just drag them into the middle if it is iced over then just wait until the pond unfreezes I have started a new pond. I have alot of old christmass trees.
  • Having spent years working and living in London and across Eastern Europe, the solitude and beauty of the landscape offered a powerful draw.
  • The uplands are the northernmost part of eastern Australia to experience (infrequent) winter frosts. Einasleigh upland savanna
  • The lure of profit from gold and diamonds, as well as from minerals such as coltan, which is used to make mobile phones, have turned eastern Congo into a battlefield. The Guardian World News
  • Passion abounds in this romance set on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where the rough-hewn Seth Quinn wins over Drusilla, the town's icy beauty.
  • For a week after the headlands of Tarifa and Spartel have sunk under the eastern horizon, the vessel is kept every day upon her course, -- her top-gallant and studding sails all distent with the wind blowing freely from over Biscay. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866
  • A military operations group was formed to shield Western Europe from the communistic Eastern Europe.
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