[ US /ˈistwɝd/ ]
[ UK /ˈiːstwəd/ ]
  1. toward the east
    they migrated eastward to Sweden
  1. moving toward the east
    eastbound trains
  1. the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
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How To Use eastward In A Sentence

  • Already well dispersed, they probably acquired iron technology around 500 C.E. On their route eastward, the Bantu speakers skirted the northern forest edge toward the interlacustrine region of East Africa. D. Africa, 500-1500
  • The winds associated with this broader wake spawn a narrow eastward countercurrent that draws warm water from west to east.
  • The tide, too, which had hitherto favoured us, now turned against us and drove us to the eastward with prodigious rapidity, so that we were in great anxiety for the Wager and the Anna pink, the two sternmost vessels, fearing they would be dashed to pieces against the shore of Staten Land. Anson's Voyage Round the World The Text Reduced
  • But a broader change is under way as the economic centre of gravity shifts eastwards.
  • Saturday will be a cloudier day with outbreaks of mainly light rain in western areas, spreading slowly eastwards, though many central and eastern areas should remain dry.
  • If desertification continues to spread, the dust bowl will not only undermine the economy but also trigger a huge migration eastward.
  • Over that time frame, the European Union's eastward expansion will place Berlin at the heart of the continent.
  • Eastward lay what seemed like pointless desert and unpopulated towns.
  • The vent site was then translated northeastward by the motion of the Farallon Plate and was subsequently accreted to its present location.
  • Speeding along the route of the ancient Silk Road, we passed between irrigated fields of melons, cabbages and sunflowers, part of the great oasis stretching eastwards from Tashkent.
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